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.
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
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.
- 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
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, and writing ACSF Level 3 are desirable to participate in the course.
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone with an internet access
Skills First Funding Avaliable
For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.
To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.
To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- demonstrations and modelling
- practice opportunities
- brainstorming activities
- group discussions
- guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- 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.
- Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
- Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
- Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)
Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)
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)
The purpose of the placement is to provide students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical setting and to develop the necessary skills and attributes to work in the sector.
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 placement.
Able to obtain the following security checks prior to the start of work placement:
- Valid Police Checks (with no disclosures)
- Valid Working with the Children Check
It is important for students to remember that the placement component of the course is an integral part of their learning journey and will provide valuable experience and networking opportunities in the sector.
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.
|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|
|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.
Skill level rating
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Community Worker visit Job Outlook