Certificate IV in Education Support
Start a long-term career focused on the future of young minds
A career in Education Support offers you the flexibility to fit work around family commitments and busy schedules. According to Job Outlook as published by the Australian Government, there is a high proportion of positions available on a part-time basis, and full-time positions generally comprise no more than 34 hours of work a week*.
If you’re friendly and reliable, have a positive outlook and are able to show sensitivity to students and their families, you will thrive in an education support role. Build on your strengths and formalise your skill set with a nationally recognised qualification.
The Certificate IV in Education Support will give you the skills required to support the behaviour of children and young people, supervise students outside the classroom, apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning and comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment. You also gain skills and knowledge in providing support to students who face a range of challenges that may limit their participation in outcomes from the curriculum.
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. You will also be qualified to work as a Language or Literacy Worker, helping children how to read and write. Across all positions, you may be required to perform tasks with a moderate level of autonomy or under the supervision of other staff.
This course also includes 100 hours of practical work placement with an education provider of your choosing. All theory components are then delivered online via our learning management system, My eCampus, giving you the option to study whenever and wherever suits you.
This is a Nationally Recognised course.
You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line part of the 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 or cable
(Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later
Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)
Certificate IV in Education Support
Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement available
Choose from 18 or 24 months
Submit 1 unit of competency every 2.5 weeks to graduate in 18 months, plus 100 hours of practical placement
Submit 1 unit of competency every 3.5 weeks to graduate in 24 months, plus 100 hours of practical placement
Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs.
Cost & Payment Options
Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.
Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.
Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, it is recommended that individuals have undertaken lower-level qualifications (eg. a Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213) or have relevant industry experience to assist with the completion of this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience or life experience.
To undertake this qualification, individuals are also required to:
complete 100 hours of work placement
have access to an education environment and a supervisor able to sign off on practical demonstration elements
Check the currency of CHC40213
Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a 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.