The Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) from Foundation Education, will give you the skills required to support the behaviour of children and young people, supervise students outside the classroom, apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning and comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment.
You also gain skills and knowledge in providing support to students who face a range of challenges that may limit their participation in outcomes from the curriculum. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to provide a stimulating, safe and meaningful learning environment as a Teacher Aide, Education Assistant or Special Needs Teacher Aide. You will also be qualified to work as a Language or Literacy Worker, helping children how to read and write. Across all positions, you may be required to perform tasks with a moderate level of autonomy or under the supervision of other staff.
This course also requires a minimum of 100 hours of work placement in an education environment and a supervisor able to sign off on practical demonstration elements. You will also be required to undertake the unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid through an external provider.
Education Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.
Minimum Age Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification.
Workplace Requirements Students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement. For mandatory work placement (100 hours), students must have access to an education environment AND a qualified teacher who is employed at the school. Education environments may include:
Government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
Private/non-government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary)
Special educational centre
Community educational centre
Residency Status You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
Computer Requirements In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended).
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above.
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome.
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
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 an improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety
CHCEDS023 – Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
TAEDEL401A – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402A – Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
*HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
*This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education.
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyle. Since 1999, we’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drives the quality of graduates across each industry, with our partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT). With more than 30 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means: Flexible Online Study – Courses that don’t require a practical placement are delivered 100% online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or completing your study in as little as six months. Dedicated Student Support – Our industry experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. You can use them as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone. Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Foundation Education provides a dedicated student support team throughout your studies. Whether it is access to experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors or general Support Officers, we will support you from enrolment right through to graduation. You can use our team as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone at no extra cost.
Where Will It Lead Me?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) from Foundation Education.
Your ability to improve and enhance student learning will be developed through theoretical and hands-on components of your study, allowing you to cope with real classroom settings with confidence.
Choosing electives that align with your professional goals lets you begin shaping your career trajectory and places you in the best position to be hired for your dream job in education support.
Curious about where a career in education support could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: