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CHC40213 | 095185M 

Certificate IV in Education Support

Take the next step in your career in education with this intermediate qualification. Progress your understanding of how to support teachers and students in the classroom.

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TIME 9 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 30 May 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$35
Concession
$1,090
Subsidised
$1,090
Full Fee
$4,590
International
$6,200
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Course overview

Take the next step in your career in education by adding to your foundation knowledge with this intermediate qualification. This course is perfect for people looking to progress their career as a teacher aide.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service the number of people working as education aides is expected to see very strong growth in the coming years. This is a very large occupation with around 85,000 job openings expected over the next five years. 

This course gives you the skills needed to support students in literacy and numeracy, the specific learning needs of individual students, and to work with students with a disability. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the tools you need to support students and teachers in the classroom setting.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a teacher aide across various school settings. It will also give you the skills you need to undertake further studies in education.

What can I do?

  • Education Assistant
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • School Officer
  • Teacher Aide

Course outcome:

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $35 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Strong industry connections

Our strong relationships and industry connections with schools from prep to year 12 will give you experience across a whole range of educational settings. As well as practical, hands-on training, our students get the chance to meet potential employers before they graduate.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV002
    Unit description :

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCECE006
    Support behaviour of children and young people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCECE006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support behaviour of children and young people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS001
    Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS001
    Unit description :

    This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings. This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS021
    Assist in facilitation of student learning
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS021
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning, either for individuals or for small groups.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist in facilitation of student learning

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS022
    Work with students in need of additional support
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS022
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have to face a range of challenges that may limit their access to, participation in or outcomes from the curriculum.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with students in need of additional support

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS024
    Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS024
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS025
    Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS025
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate learning for students with disabilities

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCEDS032
    Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCEDS032
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist the individual and education organisation to implement responsible behaviour plans.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRT001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 12 x 6 hour workshops and 6 x 6 hour tutorials
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
Mt Gravatt
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 12 x 6 hour workshops and 6 x 6 hour tutorials
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week: Plus a minimum of 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
30 May 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 12 x 6 hour workshops and 6 x 6 hour tutorials
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
Mt Gravatt
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 12 x 6 hour workshops and 6 x 6 hour tutorials
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week: Plus a minimum of 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
30 May 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 12 x 6 hour workshops and 6 x 6 hour tutorials
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
Mt Gravatt
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 12 x 6 hour workshops and 6 x 6 hour tutorials
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week: Plus a minimum of 100 hours of Vocational Placement
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
30 May 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $35
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,590
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $6,200
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $6,200

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Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
There are no selection criteria requirements for Domestic students.

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International.
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You may be required to purchase uniform items, including TAFE Queensland branded items. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs up to the value of $25.00

Placement

From 11.59pm 23 January 2022, mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all people working or delivering a service at a school or early childhood education and care setting. This includes contractors, volunteers regulators and auditors. Workers will need to have received 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccination by 17 December 2021 and the second dose by 23 January 2022. Learn more about the vaccination requirements for workers in high risk settings.

For further information about mandatory vaccinations for workers in all education settings, please visit the mandatory vaccinations page.

Schools located in areas where restrictions are currently in place: read the latest news and information.

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. Your vocational placement will be conducted in line with school hours and activities and will be approximately 6 hours per day. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). 

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a blue card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by CHC40221 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, as of 19 July 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 20 January 2023. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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