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CHC40221

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Gain the skills you need to become a highly sought-after Teacher Aide, Special Needs Teacher Aide or Education Assistant with the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

Launch your career as a school based Assistant Educator 

Do you have a passion for education? With a Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, you will be qualified for a variety of positions where you can provide one-on-one classroom-based tutoring to students in need of additional support. This qualification will allow you to take on a more instructional role to facilitate student learning under the supervision of a teacher or other education professional. 

Regarded as a fairly adaptable role, education support workers generally enjoy a flexible work schedule that you can tailor around your family and other commitments.  

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support will give you the expertise required to supervise students within a school based setting, apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning and comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in an education environment. You will also gain the skills and knowledge to provide support to children and teens who face a range of learning challenges that prevent them from thriving in the classroom.  

If you are a patient, friendly and reliable person who can offer students and their families sensitivity and support, you will thrive in an education support role. 

To complete this course, you will need to complete the online theory along with 100 hours of classroom-based work in at least one Australian school. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to provide a stimulating, safe and meaningful learning environment as a Teacher Aide, Education Assistant, or Special Needs Teacher Aide. 

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) or entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.​​​​

Minimum Age

Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.  

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to successfully complete the online part of the education support course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points

  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)

  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above

  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later

  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

  • Other: A mobile phone with audio and video camera capabilities/video camera.

Assessment Items  

Assessments may include a range of assessments including quizzes, knowledge questions, case studies, workplace projects, observations, and videos.

Special Conditions 

Students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement. For mandatory work placement (100 hours), students must have access to a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia, AND access to a qualified teacher who is employed at the school. 

Education environments may include: 

  • Government school (primary and secondary) 

  • Private/non-government school (primary and secondary).

Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing. 

Qualification

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Delivery

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia available

Length

The length of the course is up to 18 months

Study Load

Complete 1 unit of competency every 5 weeks to graduate in 18 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you have completed your school based education support course, you will be qualified to apply for an exciting variety of education support jobs in both the private and public Australian school systems. The skills and knowledge gained from a CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support are nationally recognised, qualifying you for a multitude of classroom roles. Here are some examples of employment opportunities you will be eligible to apply for once you have completed this course.

Teachers Assistant

Working under the guidance of classroom teachers, you will reinforce student learning by providing additional support to individuals or groups of students. As a Teachers Assistant, you will perform vital tasks to ensure the smooth running of the classroom, including administrative duties, creating lesson plans, preparing lessons, ensuring each student receives adequate educational support and documenting their progress.

Teacher Aide

Teacher Aides work under the guidance of education professionals in schools to support student development and learning. They perform non-teaching duties such as supervision, monitoring student behaviour, and undertaking logistical tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the classroom.

Education Assistant

You will perform tasks in various classroom settings to support teachers in providing children with education. As an Education Assistant, you will be responsible for such duties as preparing the classroom for learning activities, providing students with one-on-one learning support and giving feedback on student conduct. 

Special Needs Teacher Aide

Provide individualised support for students with visual, hearing, speech, behavioural, intellectual and physical disabilities in a school based setting. As a Special Needs Teacher Aide, you will plan, prepare and deliver educational support by setting up activities, guiding the students to follow the teacher's instructions and providing general supervision. Your role will be to collaborate with teachers in prioritising the requirements of special needs students, ensuring that their learning needs are being met. 

Delivery Options and Length

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia. 

The length of the course is up to: 18 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Upfront payment and instalment plans available. 

Your course fee includes: 

  • Delivery and assessment of your qualification 

  • Study materials (including all resources) 

  • On-going support from our Education Team. 

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights. 

For more information about CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support costs, please call us on 1300 616 197. 

Online theory, combined with a total of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

CHCECE054

Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify different perspectives on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, develop an understanding of the local and broader cultural contexts, and use the identified information to embed culturally appropriate experiences, interactions, behaviours and physical environments into daily practice with children. This unit applies to educators who work in regulated children’s education and care services or schools in Australia, including those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and educators from other cultural backgrounds. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS033

Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role in school settings. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS045

Support student mathematics learning
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teachers to support primary or secondary students to develop mathematics skills in number and algebra, measurements and geometry, and statistics and probability as included in current curriculum documents. These skills and knowledge enable education support workers to work with the teacher to reinforce mathematics skills across the curriculum. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS046

Support student literacy learning
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teachers to support primary or secondary students to develop literacy skills, including oral language, reading and writing skills. It includes the ability to develop literacy resources. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS047

Assist in facilitation of student learning
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate and monitor student learning according to principles of practice used in a school. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS048

Work with students in need of additional learning support
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies to support students who have challenges that may limit their access to the curriculum and its outcomes. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS051

Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work inclusively, and contribute to the planning and implementation of learning support strategies for students with disabilities. This includes ensuring that student health and safety is maintained at all times. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

CHCEDS056

Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to provide support to students who have educational needs associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS058

Support the implementation of behaviour plans
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support the implementation of behaviour plans within a school. It includes developing an understanding of relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS059

Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies and procedures to support the health, safety and wellbeing of students in an educational environment. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary and secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCEDS049

Supervise students outside the classroom
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds and community settings during sporting, recreational and other activities outside the classroom environment. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CHCEDS050

Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. It addresses inclusion of community members in school activities, demonstration that everyone is valued in day-to-day interactions and support for students’ development of their self-concept. The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

HLTAID012*

Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school-age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities *This course contains the unit, HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third-party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

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