Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced, up to 18 months

  • Start Date

    This is an online course - start any time!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Teacher Aide | Teacher Assistant | Education Assistant | Special Needs School Assistant

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

    If you're looking to start a rewarding career in helping children get the best education possible, then this CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification from Foundation Education could be just what you're looking for. The qualification will ensure that you have the right set of skills to enable you to effectively perform in a range of education support jobs by teaching you in-demand skills such as how to assist students with special needs, how to provide and manage a stimulating, safe and meaningful learning environment and how to assist teachers in a range of administrative functions.

    This flexible, online course with a practical component covers all essential areas required for education support roles such as how to assist in facilitation of student learning, support students in improving their literacy and numeracy skills, facilitate learning for students with disabilities and support implementation of behaviour plans.

    Workplace component

    The course also involves 100 hours of practical work within a primary and/or secondary school setting that will give you the opportunity to put your newly acquired skills to practice and provide you real life classroom experience.

    Start studying today and you will be able to commence your new career in the field of education support within 18 months.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students' skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

    Working with children and practical work requirements

    • Students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement;
    • For mandatory work placement (100 hours), students must have access to a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia, AND access to a qualified teacher who is employed at the school;
    • Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While obtaining the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification from Foundation Education, you may study the following subjects:

    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
    • CHCEDS033 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
    • CHCEDS045 - Support student mathematics learning
    • CHCEDS046 - Support student literacy learning
    • CHCEDS047 - Assist in facilitation of student learning
    • 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
    • CHCEDS059 - Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
    • 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
    • CHCEDS049 - Supervise students outside the classroom
    • CHCEDS050 - Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
    • HLTAID012* - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

    *This course contains a unit, HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, 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. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.

  • 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 RTO# 22557

    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?

    On completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification from Foundation Education.

    You will be fully qualified and possess all the necessary skills and knowledge to start working in a range of roles based on providing teachers with administrative and in-classroom support in any Australian primary or secondary school.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in teaching could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Tutor, Education Administrator, Policy Developer, Vocational Education Teacher, University Lecturer.

  • Let's talk price

    Enquire now for full course fees.

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

    Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly installments.

    Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save hundreds of dollars on your course fees.

    Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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