The Certificate IV in Education Support will give you the skills to work in a range of education and school settings that provide assistance and support to teachers to facilitate students learning under broad-based supervision.
Career opportunities, include:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer
- Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
- education assistant
- education support worker
- support worker (children with disabilities)
- language and literacy worker
- teacher's aid
- teacher assistant
- home tutor
Pathways to further study:
- CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.
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Studying the Certificate IV in Education Support at Holmesglen
The course will suit those working or intending to work in education support areas, including early childhood education, primary and secondary schools, vocational and higher education and community education.
Your learning is complemented by 100 hours of mandatory industry placement in an educational workplace throughout the duration of the course.
To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and five elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
You'll be expected to apply some 180 hours of self study and research towards gaining this qualificaiton.
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Supervise students outside the classroom
||Support behaviour of children and young people
||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
||Work with students in need of additional support
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
||Assist in facilitation of student learning
||Work with diverse people
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
||Support students' literacy learning
||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Support flexible learning in an education environment
||Support students' mathematics learning
| Code || Name |
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCEDS023||Supervise students outside the classroom|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people|
|CHCEDS025||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities|
|CHCEDS022||Work with students in need of additional support|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCEDS032||Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour|
|CHCEDS021||Assist in facilitation of student learning|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCEDS024||Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCEDS020||Support students' literacy learning|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCEDS027||Support flexible learning in an education environment|
|CHCEDS019||Support students' mathematics learning|
The assessment for units of study in this course are developed from the performance and knowledge evidence of the training package and include class assessments, meeting the evidence base for performance assessment in practicum and meeting the standards of observed behaviours required in professional interactions.
Simulations and scenarios may be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations which may relate to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe or impractical.
Students must be able to participate in assessable industry placements to successfully complete the course. A current Working With Children Check card is a requirement for placement. Some criminal convictions may prevent an applicant from obtaining a Working With Children Check card and therefore they will not be able to complete the course.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion of all 17 units and mandatory practical placement, graduates will be awarded with a CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
How to apply
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Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.