Western Student Connections

Department of Education & Communities

Catholic Education Commission

Australian Independent Schools

TAFE Western Institute

Community Services & Health


Access Group Training

Aboriginal Employment Strategy
Sureway Employment

ABL Apprenticeship Centre


MEGT Apprenticeship Centre

State Training Services

Charles Sturt University

University of New England

University of Newcastle
  • TAFE NSW Western Institute

Students will be enrolled in a 360 hour Certificate III in Education Support course for the HSC. Delivery will be mixed-mode with online learning , video conference, and face-to-face blocks.
This course is non-ATAR and does not have a HSC examination. This formal training will be complemented with on-the-job training at a Primary School or approved Child Care Facility for a minimum of 100 days.
Successful completion of both on-the-job and off-the-job training will result in the award of the qualification and completion of the traineeship.


  • Primary School
  • Approved Child Care Centre

As part of the traineeship students will work with a host employer for a minimum of 100 days from the start of the traineeship to 31st December in their HSC year. The host employer will provide a supervisor/mentor for the student and sufficient work to complement the formal training component of the traineeship.


Apprenticeships and traineeships are administered in the NSW Apprenticeships and Traineeships Directorate within State Training Services.

Their responsibilities include:

  • register and administer the traineeship
  • monitor compliance with contractual obligations under the training contract
  • monitor the quality of the traineeship training
  • fund the RTO to deliver training under the Apprenticeships and Traineeships Training Program (ATTP)
  • monitor compliance by the RTO with national quality standards, Training Plan requirements and contractual obligations
  • advise and assist the employer and trainee and provide a mediation and dispute resolution service
  • issue the certificate to the trainee on successful completion of their training

Registered Training Organisation
TAFE NSW Western Institute

On The Job Training - Host Employer
Primary School

Approved Child Care Centre

Training Contract

State Training Services