Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.


There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the CHC Community Services Training Package.  However, students are expected to.

  • Be aged 18 and over.
  • Participate Pre-training review process and complete LLN Test
  • Have suitable Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills that meets required standards for Certificate III Level Qualification

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    CHC40221 – Certificate IV in School Based Education Support comprise of total 28 units consisting of:

    • 13 core units
    • 4 elective units



    Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
    CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures 55
    CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment 35
    CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning 45
    CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning 65
    CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning 50
    CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support 70
    CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 70
    CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder 50
    CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans 70
    CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students 30
    CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
    CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
    CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 80
    CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom 22
    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 50

    To achieve this qualification, the candidates are required to complete at least 100 hours of Practical Placement in a real work place environment.


    These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
    will be issued within 30 days of completion of the Qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued who are not able to complete the qualification but have completed few units. Statement of Attainment is not considered a complete Qualification.

    Students are required to undertake face to face, work placement and home study over the period of 34 weeks including 4 weeks break.

    Face to Face

    Head office:

    191 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC 3031

    For more information please contact head office

    Different methods of Assessments are used to assess the competency level of student including

    • Written Assessment
    • Scenario / case Studies
    • Observation (Workplace and Simulated)
    • Role Plays / Discussions
    • Presentation / Demonstration

    Following employment outcomes are expected after successful completion of this qualification:

    • Education Aides
    • Education Support Officer
    • Kindergarten teacher’s assistant
    • Playgroup Supervisor
    • Student Support Officer
    • Tutor

    After completing this qualification Students may be able to undertake further qualifications in the following:

    • CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
    • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    Student may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they possess any formal or informal experience related to Child Care Industry. You will be assessed against the competency by an assessor.

    You may eligible for Credit Transfer if you have undertaken formal study previously. To be eligible for credit transfer you need to submit provide original certificates for verification.

    Details information about the courses, fees, refunds, complaint, appeal etc is available in Student Handbook.

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    Each student enrolling in this course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Certification will not be issued until you have a valid USI number.

    In few instances students, may be exempt from USI but before availing any exemption please consider as your transcript will not be available on USI System.

    For more information about USI please refer:

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