C5290 - Diploma of Education Support

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Plan: C5290 - Diploma of Education Support
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Education Support
Qualification national code: CHC51308
Nominal hours: 830
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Location: City
Owning school: Education (360T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/education
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma in Education Support qualification assists people wanting to work in a range of education and community settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings that provide assistance and support to teachers, coaches, mentors and learners under broad based supervision. Education Support workers work closely with teachers, coaches, community educators, mentors undertaking administrative and student supervision duties, Indigenous cultural education and participating in teaching activities, collecting and/or developing teaching resources, setting up and operating equipment. Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers. 

Completing a negotiated work placement within an education setting is an important part of the program. We recommend 1 day per week. You will be applying the skills and knowledge discussed and learned in the program to 'real' education work contexts: e.g. supporting and supervising students, participating in teaching activities, collection and/or assisting in development of teaching resources, setting up and operating equipment, undertaking administrative tasks. 


Completion of the qualification will enable you to:

  1. work as an employee in an educational and/or community service providing support to students and colleagues in accordance with industry protocols and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols; e.g Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander education officer, Education Support worker
  2. provide teaching/learning/mentoring assistance within early childhood, primary and secondary colleges.
  3. provide general teaching/learning/mentoring assistance within community recreation, early childhood, physical education,  storytelling, Indigenous Cultural education, information technology
  4. act as a cultural liaison officer, assisting in development of community and school partnerships
  5. work as a Home tutor, Homeland teaching assistant
  6. work as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language and culture teaching assistant
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Articulation and pathways

The Diploma of Education Support is nationally recognised in all states and territories of Australia.  Diploma level qualifications can be a pathway into Higher education within relevant study areas; contact relevant tertiary institutions for specific entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

To gain entry into CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support candidates require validated significant experience in direct learning support roles under limited guidance as an education support worker, child care worker, home/volunteer tutor or similar role or successful completion of a Certificate IV in Education Support or relevant field of study.

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External accreditation and industry links

The course is nationally recognised  in all states and territories of Australia through the Community Services Training Package. It covers workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support to teachers and community workers to facilitate students' learning under broader-based supervision.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University


RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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