From kindergarten and early childhood education through to year 12 high school settings, this course will prepare you for a flourishing and rewarding career.
Find out more about what's on offer at Bedford College, including detailed information about the courses you can study, by downloading our course guide.
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, from kindergarten/early childhood education through to year 12 high school settings. This includes public and independent schools and community education settings. The qualification will provide students with the skills and knowledge to assist and support teachers and students – including children/students with additional needs.
Through a mix of classroom learning and practical work placement you will lay the groundwork for a rewarding career in education. The sector is currently experiencing strong growth with the Australian Government expecting to see at least 50,000 job openings in the next five years.
Students attend College three days a week from 9am to 3pm and 5 hours per week in the online classroom. An optional supervised study period is available from 3pm-4pm each day for students who need additional help or revision. (Other learning arrangements may be possible – please contact the College for details).
(A free Supervised Study Period from 3.00pm to 4.00pm is also offered from Monday to Thursday).
We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.
The Education Support course has a mandatory 100 hours of work placement to be undertaken the course. This work placement will occur during the course as advised by the Bedford trainer.
You may pay for your course by cash or credit card or we can arrange a payment plan to suit your needs. OR you may decide to utilise a Study Loan:
Specialising only in student loans, Study Loans is the first dedicated private student loan provider in Australia – it provides a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their vocational and tertiary education. Study Loans are all about helping people advance in their careers to reach their full potential by providing the necessary funds to pay for tuition fees during those criterial periods of education.
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February, April, July and October
17 Units (subjects) - 13 core units and 4 elective units
Online with two week optional face-to-face block workshop.
For over 70 years, Bedford College has provided students with leading vocational training. Our industry connections and formal university pathways provide you with ‘the edge’ in employment and further education success.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Business or the Diploma of Leadership and Management courses have automatic entry (with ONE YEAR credit) into a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce Degree at university.
See the University Pathways section for more information. Our university articulation partnerships are consistently changing, please contact the College for the latest information.
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