CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate IV in Education Support will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to assist teaching staff and provide care and supervision for children, in primary and secondary schools. You will learn how to support the development of literacy and numeracy in a classroom setting, how to deal effectively with children and young people and how to operate confidently and safely in a school environment.


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Delivery

This program is offered as a flexible mode of delivery with 4 weekly study sessions for 1 hour each. Both campuses offer on the job. Traineeships: Duration is dependent on the student's progression through the units. 12-18 month's duration - Enrolment can occur at any stage of the year.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review which will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $40.00
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people 30 $40.00
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment 35 $40.00
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning 50 $40.00
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support 50 $40.00
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support aboriginal and/or torres strait islander education 55 $40.00
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 50 $40.00
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour 55 $40.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $40.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 85 $40.00
CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies 60 $40.00
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach 50 $40.00
CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom 40 $40.00
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder 50 $40.00
CHCLLN001 Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs 45 $40.00
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80 $40.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,271
Concession $1,392
RPL Government Subsidised $1,674
RPL Concession $335
RPL Self-funded $2,511
Self-Funded $5,108

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year
2019 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee
2019 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Classroom
2020 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Semester 1, Weekly workshops: Thursdays
2020 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Semester 2, Weekly workshops: Thursdays