Education Support (Certificate III)

Melbourne Polytechnic Australia

Cricos: 00724G

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The award
Certificate III

How long you will study
6 Months

Domestic course fees
AUD 5800 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
AUD 6750 per year

All study options

About Education Support at Melbourne Polytechnic

Do you enjoy working with children?

The successful completion of the Certificate III in Education Support qualifies you to work as a teacher aide or education support worker.

This course provides you with comprehensive and high quality training if you would like to work with students with special needs. It is specifically designed for people who would like to work in schools assisting the teacher by providing extra literacy and numeracy support to students in the classroom.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCertificate IIIHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesAUD 5800 per yearInternational course feesAUD 6750 per year

Notes about fees for this course

As a domestic/local student, you may be eligible for a Victorian Government subsidy. Check with the institution if you want more information about this.

Entry requirements

Melbourne Polytechnic minimum academic level differs depending on the course. Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12, bachelor degree courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 12, and master degree courses require evidence of completion to studies AQF (Australian) Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old, and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

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