CHC40213Certificate IV in Education Support

Foundation Education
Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; complete within 18-24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Education Support Worker | Education Officer | Special Needs Support Worker | Teacher's Aide | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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Last modified: 05 Feb 2019

In a Nutshell

The Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) from Foundation Education, will give you the skills required to support the behaviour of children and young people, supervise students outside the classroom, apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning and comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment.

You also gain skills and knowledge in providing support to students who face a range of challenges that may limit their participation in outcomes from the curriculum. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to provide a stimulating, safe and meaningful learning environment as a Teacher Aide, Education Assistant or Special Needs Teacher Aide. You will also be qualified to work as a Language or Literacy Worker, helping children how to read and write. Across all positions, you may be required to perform tasks with a moderate level of autonomy or under the supervision of other staff. 

Work Placement

This course also requires a minimum of 100 hours of work placement in an education environment and a supervisor able to sign off on practical demonstration elements. You will also be required to undertake the unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid through an external provider.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    You will need to have completed year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

    • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
    • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Minimum Age
    You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

    Computer Requirements

    In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

    • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
    • Internet:  High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended).
    • Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above.
    • Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome.
    • MAC :  Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome.
    • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

    • CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
    • CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
    • 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 an improve own professional practice
    • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
    • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety
    • CHCEDS023 – Supervise students outside the classroom
    • CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • TAEDEL401A – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
    • TAEDEL402A – Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
    • *HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

    *This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. 

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  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyle. Since 1999, we’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drives the quality of graduates across each industry, with our partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT). With more than 30 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:
    Flexible Online Study – Courses that don’t require a practical placement are delivered 100% online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or completing your study in as little as six months.
    Dedicated Student Support – Our industry experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. You can use them as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone.
    Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.

    Foundation Education provides a dedicated student support team throughout your studies. Whether it is access to experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors or general Support Officers, we will support you from enrolment right through to graduation. You can use our team as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone at no extra cost.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) from Foundation Education.

Your ability to improve and enhance student learning will be developed through theoretical and hands-on components of your study, allowing you to cope with real classroom settings with confidence.

Choosing electives that align with your professional goals lets you begin shaping your career trajectory and places you in the best position to be hired for your dream job in education support.

Wondering where a career in education support could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Teacher’s Aide, Teaching Assistant, Education Assistant.

Let's Talk Price

Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $65.19 per week (52 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to $600 on your course fees

  • $2,690 upfront payment

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.

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