Certificate IV in School Based Education Support (VIC only)

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Melbourne City Institute of Education
  • Awarded by

    Melbourne City Institute of Education

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    42 weeks

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Education Support Worker | Teacher Assistant | Teacher's Aide | Education Assistant | 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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  • In a Nutshell

    Turn your love for children into a rewarding professional career with this CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification from Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE).

    Designed for anyone seeking to start a career working for the care and development of school-aged children, this nationally recognised course provides the fundamental knowledge, skills and experience you'll need to thrive in the exciting and challenging world of child development. 

    You'll learn key aspects of child care, including responding to risks, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, providing healthy food and drinks, and using approved learning frameworks to guide children's learning, development and participation. You'll be equipped with the skills to work in a team guiding children's play and leisure, ensuring all children under the care of your team have a safe, happy and fulfilling experience in your care.

    With theoretical study complementing 120 hours of practical work placement, this relevant qualification will ensure you graduate ready to work and with the skills to stand out in a competitive job market. Classes are delivered both during the week and on weekends, ensuring learning fits in with your lifestyle.

    This course can be delivered on campus or as a blended delivery training with a mix of face-to-face sessions on campus and virtual sessions, with a minimum of one session on campus per month to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the MCIE campus in Melbourne, and should take around 42 weeks to complete.

    Government Funding

    This course is subsidised by the Victorian government and eligible Victorian students can study for a fraction of the retail price.


  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Written and spoken English language skills to at least a Year 10 level; AND
    • Basic computing skills; AND
    • Have access to digital equipment; AND
    • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills.

    VIC Skills First funding is available for eligible students: Australian PR and citizens, New Zealand citizens, and asylum seekers.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    Core subjects:

    • CHCEDS033 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
    • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCEDS059 - Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
    • CHCEDS047 - Assist in facilitation of student learning (100 Mandated WP hours)
    • CHCEDS046 - Support student literacy learning
    • CHCEDS045 - Support student mathematics learning
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
    • CHCEDS048 - Work with students in need of additional learning support
    • CHCEDS051 - Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
    • CHCEDS056 - Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
    • CHCEDS058 - Support the implementation of behaviour plans
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    Elective subjects:

    • BSBPEF301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
    • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
    • HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
    • CHCEDS049 - Supervise students outside the classroom
  • Why Melbourne City Institute of Education?

    Discover MCIE: Your Gateway to a Successful Career

    Since its inception in 2008, Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE, RTO number:22172) has emerged as a premier provider of vocational education and training programs. Renowned for its emphasis on student outcomes and quality course content, MCIE designs practical education programs that lead to real job placements, perfectly aligned with industry demands.

    MCIE is committed to equipping students with the skills necessary to achieve their career aspirations, having successfully assisted thousands in securing employment. With nationally accredited qualifications across diverse industry sectors – including Early Childhood Education, Aged and Disability Care, Hospitality, Business, Leadership and Management, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MCIE offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for career growth.

    Students at MCIE thrive in a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic learning environment. The institute prides itself on the quality of its trainers and comprehensive student support services. Trainers and assessors at MCIE bring extensive industry experience to the classroom, and the institute's cultural and social diversity enriches
    the learning experience, offering students a unique and engaging educational journey.

    MCIE's support services are tailored to facilitate a smooth transition into student life and enhance the educational experience. Recognising the uniqueness of each student's learning path, MCIE offers a variety of services to meet diverse needs, including:

    - Student orientation
    - Student welfare coordination
    - Language and literacy support classes
    - Job-readiness activities

    Choose MCIE for a supportive, enriching, and career-focused education. Take the first step towards achieving your professional dreams with a qualification from Melbourne City Institute of Education.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification from Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE).

    This qualification will enable you to pursue employment in a range of education support and child development roles.

    This qualification is nationally recognised and will equip you with the skills, experience and essential cultural and emotional insights required to seek employment in this rewarding and fulfilling area.

  • Career Outcomes

    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

    Full fee for this course is $3,500 (payment plan available).

    This course is subsidised by the Victorian government, and eligible Victorian students can study for as little as $200 (or $40 concession).

    Enquire now to see if you qualify!

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