Certificate IV in Education Support is offered through two different options.
Option 1: Complete the Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213 at the same time as completing the Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 over a 12-18 month period (this dual qualification is focused on special education). Completion of both the Certificate IV in Education Support and the Certificate IV in Disability equips graduates to work within mainstream and specialised schools to support teachers to engage students with a broad range of disabilities, to fully participate within educational programs.
Option 2: Complete the Certificate IV in Education Support over 12 months. This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students.
- Teachers aide (public school, private schools, early childhood centres)
- Integration aide
- Education support worker
- Disability support worker (Educational assistant) in adult education settings
- Behavioural support officer
- Employment coordinator
- Lifestyle support coach
- Residential care officer
- Senior care assistant
- Social educator
- Residential care supervisor
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
Selectable electives may apply.
The assessments will include the validation of underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different learner needs will be selected.
There are no specific entry requirements, however to gain maximum benefit, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English, as well as have basic computer and internet skills and reliable access. It is recommended that applicants have completed to at least a Year 11 secondary school level, however, all applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review, including language, literacy and numeracy skills.