The Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support empowers you with the skills needed to work in diverse educational and school environments, where you'll provide crucial assistance to teachers in facilitating students' learning under comprehensive supervision.
Career opportunities, include:
- aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer
- indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
- education assistant
- education support worker/officer
- support worker (children with disabilities)
- language and literacy worker
- teacher's aid
- teacher assistant
- home tutor
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary).
Studying the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support at Holmesglen
Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 17 units in total, comprising of 13 core units and 4 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
It is expected that the learner will apply approximately 180 hours of self study and research towards the acquisition of this course.
||Assist in facilitation of student learning
||Work with students in need of additional learning support
||Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
||Support student literacy learning
||Support student mathematics learning
||Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Supervise students outside the classroom
||Support the implementation of behaviour plans
||Support students with English as an additional language
||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
||Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
||Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
||Work with diverse people
| Code || Name |
|CHCEDS047||Assist in facilitation of student learning|
|CHCEDS048||Work with students in need of additional learning support|
|CHCEDS056||Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder|
|CHCEDS046||Support student literacy learning|
|CHCEDS045||Support student mathematics learning|
|CHCEDS052||Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCEDS051||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCEDS049||Supervise students outside the classroom|
|CHCEDS058||Support the implementation of behaviour plans|
|CHCEDS043||Support students with English as an additional language|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures|
|CHCEDS059||Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students|
|CHCEDS033||Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Learners must be 18 years or older at the time of program commencement.
Learners 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.
Candidates are required to participate in a Pre-Training Review and individual interview.
Candidates must be able to physically complete the Practicum requirements of this course.
Candidates must present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to be eligible for on campus studies and practical placement in an Education and Care service.
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 reduce the number of units to be studied in 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
On completion of all required coursework and 108 hours of practical placement, graduates will obtain the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.
Connections with industry
The course will suit those working or intending to work in education support areas, including primary and secondary schools, vocational and higher education and community education.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised fees or a Free TAFE course.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
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 now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession