Course Code: CHC40213
This course is aimed at teacher aides (Education Support Officers) who are required to work at times without direct supervision from a teacher. The course will qualify you to work from Kindy – Yr12 in public or private schools. The Certificate IV covers the skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the range of tasks expected of a teacher aide and is inclusive of a special education setting.
All study modes are supported by webinars and optional web conference tutorial sessions. Webinars cover the key concepts of a module and give you a head start on your assessment. If you are not able to attend the live webinar, you can view recordings at a time that suits you. Our tutorial sessions are ideal for students who have learning difficulties, study anxiety, “procrastination-itis”, or simply those who feel they would benefit from a supportive and structured environment.
For full course details Download Certificate IV Education Support course outline.
If you have already completed the Certificate III in Education Support, check out our Certificate IV Education Support Bridging Course.
This course has a mandatory 100 hr practical placement. Our flexible course structure means that you can complete all theory components first and the practical component when conditions allow. Classroom study mode is no longer available however self paced online and correspondence modes are available with the support of webinars and trainer tutorial sessions. New enrolments are welcome!
Please be aware that many States have mandated that people completing a practical placement in certain industries (such as schools or education and care settings) must have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. It is your responsibility to check the requirements of your State prior to enrolling and prior to commencing your practical placement.
First Aid: Apart from being a crucial life skill, having up-to-date First Aid certification can improve your employability. You have the option of selecting HLTAID003 Provide first aid as an elective unit within this course. Note: selecting this unit is not mandatory. You may book into an Adapt Education first aid course or you can complete it with any provider in Australia. Simply present your certificate to us on completion and we will credit the unit towards your Education Support course.
Some important points to consider if selecting HLTAID003 Provide first aid as an elective:
Self Paced: In most instances you will have up to 2 years to complete this qualification. Being self-paced study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class time tables. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 9 – 12 months.
Classroom: structured 20 week program (1 day classroom, 1 day self-paced per week). You may finish within the 20 week block but you have the same 2 year time frame to complete should you need it.
Note: students receiving government funding may be obligated to complete the program in a shorter time frame:
|Standard domestic fee paying student||$2500||$2500|
|For students who qualify for Higher Level Skills funding||$200 ($11.76/unit)||$100 ($5.88/unit)|
For more information about eligibility criteria for the Higher Level Skills or other subsidies go to our Government funding page.
Contact us for a quote if you have specific requirements or a group booking.
For more information about course inclusions and exclusions go to our fee schedule page.
Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.).
As working with children is a part of this course, it is required that students obtain clearance from the relevant authority prior to commencing their practical placement.
The Certificate III & Certificate IV in Education Support qualifications do have a lot of overlap. If you have completed the Certificate III in Education Support, we do offer a bridging program up to the Certificate IV. This means that instead of completing all 17 units, you just complete the gaps between the Certificate III and the Certificate IV. Our bridging program will save you months of time spent on assessment and at only $980* (or as low as $50 for Higher Level Skills subsidised participants) is an affordable way to upgrade your qualifications. Please contact an Adapt Education staff member to discuss if this option may apply to you.
Download the CHC40213 Bridging Program Course Outline for full details.
* Prices will vary depending on the elective units you have completed in your Certificate III. Email us a copy of your transcripts and resume and we can provide you with a quote.
For those who do not qualify for the bridging program, Adapt can offer a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway to ensure that you gain maximum recognition for your existing competencies and a minimised assessment load.
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people||Core|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment||Core|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||Core|
|CHCEDS004||Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||Core|
|CHCEDS032||Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviours||Core|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies||Elective|
|CHCEDS006||Support the development of numeracy skills||Core|
|CHCEDS021||Assist in facilitation of student learning||Core|
|CHCEDS022||Work with students in need of additional support||Core|
|CHCEDS024||Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education||Core|
|CHCEDS025||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in work health and safety||Core|
|CHCEDS020||Support students’ literacy learning||Elective|
|CHCEDS031||Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder||Elective|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||Core|
|Alternate electives are available. Discuss with staff|