Certificate IV in Education Support

Do you want to work during school hours, providing support to school students and teachers? Then this is the right course for you.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in an education support role in a school. At the successful completion of the course you will be able to assist teaching staff and provide supervision and care for students from kindergarten to Year 12 (K-12). Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and the provision of leadership to other staff.

This qualification includes:

  • Developing skills to provide care for teachers and school aged children
  • Developing skills to support learning and the implementation of responsible behaviour
  • Ensuring the health and safety of children
  • Supervising students outside of the classroom

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Support Worker
  • Teachers Aide

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
  • Skills and knowledge required to perform tasks with a moderate level of autonomy and/or supervise or lead other staff/volunteers.
  • Skills to support teachers and students in schools or other community education settings

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences
  • Current National Police Check (arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Attend work placement (arranged by SGSCC) and be workplace assessed (minimum 100 hours)
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 100 hours (15 days) in the education industry
  • You will work as a student (unpaid) during work placement
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment
  • Before commencing your work placement you will need a ‘Working with Children’ check and a current National Criminal Record history check. The college can help you apply for this.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 17 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Observations in the workplace
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

Your course fees & payment options:

  • $2,320 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $4,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 3 term course
  • Days: Thursday and Friday 9.30am-3pm
  • Units of Learning: 17
  • Requirements: 16 days of work placement on a Wednesday
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program:

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information.

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213.
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
  • Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs (CHCLLN001)
  • Support students' mathematics learning (CHCEDS019)
  • Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment (CHCEDS001)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Facilitate learning for students with disabilities (CHCEDS025)
  • Support behaviour of children and young people (CHCECE006)
  • Support students' literacy learning (CHCEDS020)
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Assist in facilitation of student learning (CHCEDS021)
  • Supervise students outside the classroom (CHCEDS023)
  • Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education (CHCEDS024)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Work with students in need of additional support (CHCEDS022)
  • Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour (CHCEDS032)