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CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

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A more advanced course covering working with students with challenges such as disabilities and disorders, the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support offers many employment opportunities in a range of education settings, including the public and independent education systems and community education programs.

Course outcomes:

  • Support and assist those with special learning needs
  • Work within current legal and ethical frameworks
  • Facilitate and support student learning
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Support the implementation of behaviour plans
  • Support inclusion and diversity in schools
  • Ensure the health and safety of children

There is a work placement requirement of 100 hours (minimum) to successfully complete the course, however the majority is on-line so you can study at your own pace in your own time.

Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Online, workplace, and/or flexible delivery
Up to 18 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery
Assessment method
Short Answer Questions, Case-Studies, Audio/Video (recorded] role-plays and workplace practical activities, Work Placement workbook.
Career Opportunities
  • Teachers Aide
  • Teachers Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • Learning Support Officer
  • Education Assistant (special needs/disability)
  • Home Tutor

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - Before $3,500.00 | Now only $2,800.00 upfront*
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Course units

Participate in workplace health and safety
Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Work with diverse people
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
Support student mathematics learning
Support student literacy learning
Assist in facilitation of student learning
Work with students in need of additional learning support
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
Support the implementation of behaviour plans
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide First Aid
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

*You will need to undertake the two first aid courses externally, and submit a copy of your certification to Australian College. Australian College does not delivery First Aid courses.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Australian College requires students:

  • Are competent in spoken and written English
  • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) review prior to acceptance of their application for enrolment
  • Be at least 16 years of age*
  • Have an internet-enabled PC/Laptop or similar, running a current operating system (E.g Windows 10 or Mac OSX) with a functional webcam or device for recording audio/video, Microsoft Office (or compatible software)a current web browser (e.g., Chrome)and Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF document viewer
  • Have a valid email address

Note: Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course.

*Students under 18 years of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Students enrolled in all early childhood courses will also need to demonstrate evidence of the following prior to their work placement. Failure to produce evidence of this will mean the student is unable to commence or complete their mandatory work placement and therefore, unable to complete their course:

  • Working With Children Check or Blue Card
  • Health checks (where required by the host workplace)
  • Immunisation/Vaccination records (where required by the host workplace)

Overseas Students Policy

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, 'Overseas students' are not eligible to apply to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

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