1- 2 years
1200 – 2400 hours


Core: 12
Elective: 5

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

12 CORE UNITSUnit typeRequirements
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCoreThree (3) different situations of recognising and respecting the needs of people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCoreOne workplace for demonstrating skills
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young peopleCoreTwice (2x) demonstrated communication with manager; guided behaviour of at least two (2) young children or young people; recorded observations and identified behaviours of young children;
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environmentCorePreparation and implementation of classroom programs and lesson plans on at least three (3) occasions; 100 hours of placement within at least one (1) education provider
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programsCore
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domainsCore100 hours of placement within at least one (1) education provider
CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centreCore
CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skillsCoreImplementation of reading, writing and oral language support for at least two (2) students; maintained and completed records for at least two (2) students;
CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skillsCoreAnalysis of at least two (2) students while performing mathematical tasks; consultation with teaching team and other education support workers
CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleaguesCoreCommunication with at least two (2) students and one (1) colleague
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of studentsCore
CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environmentCoreProvided feedback to at least two (2) students
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilityElectiveAssist two (2) people with disability by using verbal and non-verbal communication
CHCECE003 Provide care for childrenElectiveProvided care and responded appropriately to at least three (3) children of varying ages; 120 hours of placement in at least one regulated education and care service
HLTAID003 Provide first aidElectiveFollow DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines (2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on adult and infant manikins, response on regurgitation and vomiting, management of unconscious breathing casualty, followed prompts of AED); respond to at least two (2) simulated first aid scenarios; apply first aid
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at riskElective
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safetyElectiveContributed to WHS meeting or inspection; conducted workplace risk assessment; followed workplace procedures for reporting hazards, followed workplace procedures for simulated emergency situation.

Subsidised Training may be available for eligible students in QLD conducting this qualification under the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice initiatives