CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based 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 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, you 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.

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 CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based 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 (16 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 School Based Education Support CHC40221.
  • Assist in facilitation of student learning (CHCEDS047)
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies (CHCCDE004)
  • Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students (CHCEDS059)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Support student literacy learning (CHCEDS046)
  • Support student mathematics learning (CHCEDS045)
  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009)
  • Facilitate learning for students with disabilities (CHCEDS051)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Work with students in need of additional learning support (CHCEDS048)
  • Support the implementation of behaviour plans (CHCEDS058)
  • Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder (CHCEDS056)
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (CHCPRP001)
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment (CHCEDS033)
  • Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures (CHCECE054)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)