Course Code: CHC40221
Government Funded Teacher Aide Training Courses
This course is aimed at teacher aides (Education Support Officers). The course will qualify you to work from Prep – Yr12 in public or private schools and is inclusive of a special education setting.
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 8 – 11 months.
Note: students receiving the education supplement from Centrelink will be obligated to complete the program in a set time frame: Full time 53 weeks, part time 89 weeks.
Subsidised price from as little as $100 for eligible participants. View the funding and cost section for more information.
There are no set in-take dates, so you can enrol online at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol in the Certificate 3 in School Based Education Support over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.
For full course details Download Certificate IV School Based Education Support course outline.
If you have already completed the Certificate III in School Based Education Support, check out our Certificate IV School Based Education Support Bridging Course.
We get it! Sifting through all this information can be overwhelming. Call 1300 380 335 for a free course consultation if you would like to confirm aspects such as study mode, funding eligibility, pricing, course structure, practical placement, duration, etc. .
CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support (17 units)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education environment
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies.
Apart from being a crucial life skill, having up-to-date First Aid certification can improve your employability. You have the option of selecting HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting 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 first aid as an elective:
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.
Learning consists of webinars, interactive learning modules and readings. We reduce the assessment workload in this course through the use of integrated assessments. Each course module consists of two key assessment components:
Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
Standard Course Fee
Student Co-Contribution Fee for those who qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Subsidy
Student Co-Contribution Fee for corporate groups (10+ students) who qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Subsidy.
Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. No Interest, account, or administration fees. No contracts with external finance companies. 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.). Payment plans are processed with our direct debit system.
Upfront Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, money order or cash.
Adapt Education is an approved Skills Assure provider funded by the QLD Government to deliver this course.
The course is heavily subsidised, however a small student co-contribution fee is applicable. Concession card holders (health care card or pension concession card) and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons will qualify for the concessional rates indicated. Student contribution fees can be incorporated into an interest free payment plan.
To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidy, a student must:
Some important points about the Higher Level Skills subsidy:
This course is Centrelink approved and you may be eligible to receive ongoing study support benefits while you study from home. If you are on a single parent pension, a carers pension, disability pension, NewStart and several others, you may be eligible for the Education Supplement ($62 p/fortnight for full time study for the nominated duration of the course) and/or the Education Entry Payment ($208 one off payment). To find out if you’re eligible for Centrelink payments check their website or call 13 24 90 and ask about the above payments. For eligible participants to claim the education supplement, simply take a signed copy of your training plan (issued upon enrolment) into centrelink and attach it to the relevant centrelink form.
The Skills Checkpoint Program provides up to 10,000 eligible older Australians per year with advice and guidance to help them:
The guidance provided includes referral to relevant education and training options.
You can do the Skills Checkpoint Program if you are
Accessing the Program
You can find out more information about the Skills Checkpoint Program, including how to apply, by contacting the provider:
The BUSY Group Ltd
Please call BUSY at Work 1300 359 061 BUSY Skills Checkpoint Program
Available as Fee For Service to students anywhere in Australia.
Completion of the course will:
Note: ATAR & QCE information is generic only. Students individual circumstances (such as previous qualifications) can impact eligibility for QCE points. Refer to university policies regarding acceptance of VET qualifications and rankings as they can differ (Some universities do not accept Cert III courses for entry).
RTO Delivery: Students undertake the course Self-Paced Online. This may be:
Adapt Education provide unlimited online, phone and email support to students.
All enrolment paperwork, student induction, training and assessment is conducted by Adapt with no administrative or teaching burdens placed on school staff.
Shared delivery: The school and RTO share delivery and assessment responsibilities. For example, Adapt Education may deliver key sessions on campus and be responsible for all assessment marking to reduce the burden on school staff however an approved “in-house” teacher may be responsible for day-to-day delivery and support. Minimum group numbers apply for this mode.
Partnered Delivery: Schools wanting to deliver the qualification to a cohort may seek a partnering arrangement. This involves the school delivering Adapt’s program with an approved “in-house” teacher. We provide the course resources, assessor guides, online system as well as support and ongoing PD to teachers.
Contact us for a customised quote.
The Certificate III & Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualifications do have a lot of overlap. If you have completed CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based 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 $1180* (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 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 and proposed course structure.
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. You should consider applying for RPL if you have:
I started my Teacher Aide course with the amazing team at Adapt Education only 8 months ago! I did a lot of research to find the perfect RTO and I am forever grateful to have found the Adapt team!
Throughout the course and from my first phone call the team has been so professional and quick to provide me with any information or assistance I require.
My trainer’s professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm and care for her job and for me as her student was evident from day one. She responded so quickly to questions and her responses were spot on & always easy to understand. Her feedback on every unit was so informative. In addition, she has guided me on future school prospects. I honestly could not have asked for a better experience.
Helen C, Adelaide
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