CHC40213 – Certificate IV in Education Support

Duration :              8 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Certificate IV in Education Support 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 under broad-based supervision.

  • School Services Officer
  • Integration Aide
  • Preschool Aide
  • Teachers’ Aide
  • demonstrating, supervising and participating in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centres
  • preparing indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities
  • assisting children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies
  • assisting children individually to learn social skills
  • assisting with preparing teaching aids, and copying and collating written and printed material
  • distributing and collecting lesson material
  • providing assistance to small groups of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students

Some of the career pathways after completing Certificate IV in Education Support are:

  • School Services Officer
  • Student Liaison Officer
  • Teachers’ Assistant
  • Integration Aide
  • Preschool Aide
  • Teachers’ Aide

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age,English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN test: Learning, reading, oral communication, numeracy (ACSF Level 3) and writing(ACSF Level 2)  are desirable to participate in the course.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Application Fees*** Fee for Service
$400 $80 $0 $4,500

For full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

*** Administration Fees is non-refundable.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake Certificate IV in Education Support include:

  • CHC50113 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50213 Diploma Of School Age Education and Care

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (

  • To achieve this qualification the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.
  • If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.
  • Working with Children Checks and Police Record Checks are a requirement for Industry Work Placement and future employment in this field.

12 core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units:

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Industry Suggested Electives

CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS026 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
CHCEDS027 Support flexible learning in an education environment
CHCEDS028 Assist in production of language resources

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts

  • $927
    Weekly Pay
  • 90,500 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • High skill
    Skill level rating
  • 25.8% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 88.4% female
    Gender Share

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