The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support provides a foundational understanding of educational practices for Teacher Aides, School Support Officers, Home Schooling parents. You'll develop problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills relevant to many education careers, especially in a classroom setting as Integration Aides, Teacher Aides, and School Support Officers. Graduates may also seek employment in the industry training sector and communication-based jobs in other sectors.
Once you have completed the Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support, if you wish to continue with further study, you can enter into the Associate Degree in Education Support.
Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course, see Fees & scholarships for more information.
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- Completed the TCE (or equivalent)
- Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points).
- A completed VET Certificate III or higher,
If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.
We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support professional development if you are currently working or plan to work in education or related sectors. Your studies will explore a range of educational theories and practices. You'll also learn about the Australian curriculum, and the role of education support staff in enhancing student learning.
This course is an excellent opportunity to further your career in the education sector, as employment projections for Education Aides are upward trending and set to grow by 17.3% by 2024*. After completing this certificate, you'll have the ability to assist with educational activities to support children and adults who have learning difficulties.
This course is suitable for students from a range of educational backgrounds and minimal or no experience in education support. In addition developing job-ready skills, you'll also have the option to pursue to further study in the Associate Degree in Educational Support.
Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Education requires the completion of 50 credit points of Core units from the schedule.
Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate.
Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.
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