Hammond Institute

CHC40221 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Duration :              10 Months

Delivery Mode:      Blended (online live virtual classes) or Workplace Training

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.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

  • 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 entry requirements for this qualification.

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

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading,  oral communication, numeracy (ACSF Level 3) and writing (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Job Trainer Application Fees** Fee for Service
$200 $40 $40 $0 $4,000 $3,000

For a 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).

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:

  • The 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 a standalone 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:

  • CHC50221 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 (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

  • 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 an 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.

Total number of units = 17

  • 13 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 2 units from the list below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Electives

CHCEDS042 Provide support for e-learning
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCEDS040 Search and access online information
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom

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

Job Facts


  • $1094
    Weekly Pay
  • 110,300 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Low skill
    Skill level rating
  • 22% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 90% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Community Worker visit Job Outlook