Certificate IV in Education Support
Support students in an educational setting as an Assistant Educator
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.
The CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support is a Nationally Recognised course.
Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 20 January 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.
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.
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 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).
Students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement. For mandatory work placement (100 hours), students must have access to an education environment AND a qualified teacher who is employed at the school. Education environments may include:
- Government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
- Private/non-government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
- Education centre
- Special educational centre
- Community educational centre.
Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
Certificate IV in Education Support
Online course, combined with 100 hours of work placement available
The length of the course is up to 24 months
24 months with 100 hours practical work placement
Contact us on 1300 616 197 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, 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.