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CHC40213

Certificate IV in Education Support

Support senior staff in childcare centres to encourage children’s learning and development

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.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

 

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

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.

Minimum Age

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.

Residency Status

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

Computer Requirements

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)

Qualification

Certificate IV in Education Support

Delivery

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement available

Length

Choose from 18 or 24 months

Study Load

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

Cost

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs.

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Certificate IV in Education Support, you’ll be able to provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings. Your role may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision and leadership to other staff and volunteers. You could also gain employment as a:

Teacher Aide

Teacher aides assist teaching staff in schools by performing non-teaching duties'such as care and supervision for children. They also assist teaching staff in preparing teaching materials and with general classroom tasks.

Teachers assistant

Teacher's assistants support teaching and learning. They work closely with teachers, developing and obtaining resources, setting up and operating equipment, undertaking administrative duties, supervising students and participating in teaching activities under the direction of a teacher.

Education Assistant

Provide children with the encouragement they need to build confidence and develop life-long skills, and assist Educators by supervising children and preparing materials for activities.

Special Needs Teacher Aide

Language or Literacy Worker

Take part in this rewarding career helping children learn how to read and write.

Delivery Options and Length

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

This course includes 100 hours of practical placement with an education provider sourced by the student.

Choose from: 18 or 24 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

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.

Online, combined with 100 hours of work placement

Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs.

Course Structure & Prerequisites

CHCEDS001

Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings. This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.

CHCECE006

Support behaviour of children and young people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment. The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.

CHCEDS021

Assist in facilitation of student learning
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning, either for individuals or for small groups. This unit applies to education support workers in a range of education environments who are responsible for aligning support strategies with teacher facilitation strategies to assist student learning. This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

CHCEDS022

Work with students in need of additional support
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have to face a range of challenges that may limit their access to, participation in or outcomes from the curriculum. This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional. Education support workers will apply knowledge of appropriate educational responses as part of a team supporting students with learning difficulties.

CHCEDS024

Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. This unit applies to work undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional. 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.

CHCEDS025

Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities. This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

CHCEDS032

Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist the individual and education organisation to implement responsible behaviour plans. The unit develops an understanding of relevant legislation and organisation policies. This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional

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.

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.

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.

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

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 both 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.

CHCEDS023

Supervise students outside the classroom
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds, community settings, and other non-classroom environments. The unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

CHCEDS004

Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. It deals with practical issues such as administration, equipment, teaching aids and other supplies.

CHCEDS017

Contribute to the health and safety of students
This unit describes skills and knowledge required for teacher assistants to contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. The education support worker implements workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within his or her scope of responsibility and according to direction.

* HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, 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.

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

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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.

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