CHC40221 – Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers. Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.
Potential Career Outcomes:
- Teacher’s Aide
- Teaching Assistant
- Education Support Worker
- Learning Support Officer
Who could enrol:
This course is suitable for a variety of learners such as:
- Those who would like to obtain new skills and knowledge, including those who are changing careers
- Those who wish to obtain a qualification in school based education support in order to gain employment in the children’s services sector
- Those employed as an Education Support Worker and wish to obtain a qualification and/or have their skills recognised.
This qualification includes 17 units of competency which comprises of 13 core and 4 elective units. Elective units have been carefully selected based on the industry consultation to ensure the learner achieves the desired vocational outcomes of the course.
Units of Competency:
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
- CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
- CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
- CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
- CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
- CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
- CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
- CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
- CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
- CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
- CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
- CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
- HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
- BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices
- CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Up to 28 weeks (excluding holidays).
Study commitment required:
We recommend a learner would require a minimum of 35-45 hours of commitment per week to complete this qualification. This includes participation in class, homework and self-study, work placement hours, assignment activities and assessments..
Training delivery method:
Training is delivered in a blended mode including mixed mode, scheduled face-to-face learning in class and online learning activities.
Written assessment, Practical exercises, Role Plays, Case studies, Projects and Workplace Observations.
Minimum 18 years
- Year 12 or equivalent; or
- Minimum 1-year work experience communicating in English
- Year 12 or equivalent; or
- Completed a Certificate III or higher level qualification
Completion of LLN Assessment at Level 3 of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
- Working for long hours standing and walking
- Frequently engaging in manual handling tasks i.e., bending, squatting, kneeling, and repetitive movements for direct support
This course is offered in a blended mode and the learning resources are accessible online through our Learning Management System (LMS). To ensure access to the learning resources, you would require:
- A personal computer/laptop/tablet or any mobile device
- Appropriate software e.g. Microsoft Office to engage with the learning and assessment
- High speed internet connectivity
- Audio/video/visual tools to engage with the interactive video materials
- Basic computer skills to engage with the LMS and in live online learning sessions
Valid USI number is required. Ask us if you require any assistance in creating it on your behalf.
- Valid and current email address
- National Police Check
- Working with Children Check or Working with Vulnerable People Check
This course requires you to complete a mandatory work placement of 120 hours within a classroom setting in primary or secondary schools. This is to ensure that a learner has adequate opportunities of learning, practicing and demonstrating their skills in the workplace according to industry standards and based on the units of competency.
At REACH, our learners are responsible for finding a suitable workplace facility to undertake the mandatory work placement. However, our Student Support team is available to assist with strategies of identifying a suitable venue.
Approval of the facility:
Once identified, our Work placement coordinators verify the suitability of the venue to ensure our learners will get opportunities of learning and practicing the required tasks.
- Work Placement Agreement between REACH and the employer;
- Insurance Certificate for undertaking work placement;
- Work Placement Logbook and other related materials.
Learner to organise:
Any other evidence requested by the employer e.g., proof of vaccination etc.
Undertaking work placement:
Prior to the commencement of the work placement, learners are informed about:
- the workplace, their policy and procedures, and the do’s and don’ts;
- the requirements of the work placement and the activities to be undertaken;
- the evidence to be recorded in the Work Placement Logbook.
REACH acknowledges that our learners may require flexibility in how they pay their fees.
To support our learners, we offer a structured Payment Plan which could be discussed.
You have the flexibility to make payments as per an agreed amount and duration. Please note that REACH does not accept any payment of fees over $1500 at a time.
If you enrol under a government subsidised option, your fees will be in accordance with the funding requirements as defined by the relevant funding body.
Please speak to the enrolment officer for further details.
*If you are not eligible for government funding, please contact our support team for other options
Flexible Training Options
- Classroom based
- Workplace based
Our National Presence
- Greater Sydney region
- Hunter & Maitland region
- Riverina region
- ACT – Belconnen, Queanbeyan
- WA – Mandurah, Perth
*Not all courses are offered from all locations. Please check at the time of application.
Learn from the Experts
All trainers are experienced industry practitioners.
Government Subsidised Training
*Not all courses are offered under all of the above mentioned government subsidised options. Please check at the time of application. Eligibility criteria apply.