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CHC40221 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Pursue your career and help students succeed with their education by completing the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support. This course will allow you to grow your skills and knowledge as a teacher aide or in education support. By completing this course you will learn how to assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings in primary or secondary schools.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

17 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Successful completion of CHC40221 Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support, occupation includes education support worker assisting teachers to support specific learning needs of individual students within a classroom settings of a primary or secondary school.  Students can also further their skills and study towards other qualifications, with many pathways available at CQUniversity. 

This qualification reflects the role of an education support worker who assists teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. At this level, education support workers may be involved in the 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 and may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Online

Duration:

This course is delivered online via Moodle for a period of 54 weeks, however as it is competency and cluster-based it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools. The total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency, which includes the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.

FIRST AID
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHCEDS059Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CLUSTER 2 LEGAL AND ETHICAL
CHCEDS033Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CLUSTER 3 CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CLUSTER 4 LITERACY AND NUMERACY
CHCEDS047Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS046Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS045Support student mathematics learning
CLUSTER 5 INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
CHCEDS056Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS048Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS051Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CLUSTER 6 IMPLEMENTATION AND REFLECTION
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCEDS058Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CLUSTER 7 PARTICIPATION AND COLLABORATION
CHCEDS049Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS052Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Duration:

The duration of approximately 3 months for a full assessment to occur by a CQUniversity trainer and assessor, from receipt of all documentation and evidence against the units selected for recognition prior learning by the applicant. The full RPL process is available at www.cqu.edu.au

CORE UNITS
CHCEDS058Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS059Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS033Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCEDS045Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS046Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS047Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS051Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS048Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS056Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
ELECTIVE UNITS
CHCEDS049Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS052Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Online

2022 JuneOnline Available
2022 JulyOnline Available
2022 AugustOnline Available
2022 SeptemberOnline Available
2022 OctoberOnline Available
2022 NovemberOnline Available

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools.

Within this time allocation, students can demonstrate the required vocational placement tasks and skills for other units as required for the qualification.

The total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.

This course has no residential schools.

CQUniversity requirement: Completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

The requirement to complete the Vocational Placement component for the duration of the qualification of at least 100 hours in a classroom environment within Primary or Secondary Schools.

The requirement to successfully obtain a Working With Children Check relevant to your State in Australia.

Access to a computer, internet, and intermediate computer skills. 24 hour CQUniversity computer labs are available on selected campuses.

Successful completion of CHC40221 Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support, occupation includes education support worker assisting teachers to support specific learning needs of individual students within a classroom settings of a primary or secondary school.  

Students can also further their skills and study towards other qualifications, with many pathways available at CQUniversity. 

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,590.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$2,091.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$1,343.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$270.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$123.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$79.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$63.60 (2022)
JobTrainer$399.50 (2022)
JobTrainer fee per unit$23.50 (2022)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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