Course Code: CHC40213
Prices from $690 for eligible participants. Refer to our government funding page for more information.
Thank you for considering us in the very important task of gaining a nationally recognised qualification. 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. While it is generally preferred that participants complete the Certificate III in Education Support first, those with experience or a previous qualification in education or working with children may request direct entry into the Certificate IV.
Enrolments can be accepted from students in all States and Territories of Australia.
Our self-paced study mode means that you can progress at a pace that is comfortable for you without the stress of assessment due dates and rigid class timetables. Our unlimited trainer support means that you will always have someone to help.
For full course details Download Certificate IV Education Support course outline
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 7 – 10 months.
Note: students receiving government funding may be obligated to complete the program in a shorter time frame:
Self-paced online or self-paced correspondence mode of study:
For more information about eligibility criteria for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy or other subsidies go to our Government funding page.
Add $800 to above prices if you would like the blended mode of training (includes 4 onsite sessions).
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.
Queensland: Blue card. www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
New South Wales: Working with Children check. www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Victoria: Working with Children check. www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren/
South Australia: Police check www.police.sa.gov.au/sapol/services/information_requests/police_checks.jsp
Northern Territory: Working with Children clearance notice. www.workingwithchildren.nt.gov.au/
Western Australia: Working with Children Check. www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/checkwwc
ACT: Must register with Office of Regulatory Services: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/2800
Tasmania: Working with Children Registration: www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children/application
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. Adapt Education does not deliver this unit however you are able to 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:
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 an additional 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* 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.
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people||Core|
|CHCEDS001||Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment||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 faciliation 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|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||Core|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||Core|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||Elective|