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.
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.
Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
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.
Assessments may include a range of assessments including quizzes, knowledge questions, case studies, workplace projects, observations, and videos.
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.
Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
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
The length of the course is up to 18 months
Complete 1 unit of competency every 5 weeks to graduate in 18 months
Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
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.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
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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.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.