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  • CHC40213
  • 095185M 

Certificate IV in Education Support

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Education Assistant
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • school officer
  • Teacher Aide
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

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Course overview

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. The sector is currently experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting to see at least 50,000 job openings in 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006
Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
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 and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
VPC100
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
CHCEDS019
Support students' mathematics learning
CHCEDS020
Support students' literacy learning
CHCEDS023
Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS003
Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS013
Use an e-learning management system
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
CHCEDS019
Support students' mathematics learning
CHCEDS020
Support students' literacy learning
CHCEDS023
Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS013
Use an e-learning management system
CHCEDS003
Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS027
Support flexible learning in an education environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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 12 (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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Vocational placement

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. You will be required to work school hours, this will likely be less than 8 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.

Please note: 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.

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

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow one of the below preferred order of study documents and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland