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Certificate IV in Education Support

CHC40213

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Certificate IV in Education Support – CHC40213

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Education Support is the recognised qualification to work in an Education Support role. You'll provide classroom assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

This course can be delivered on campus, and is also available as a Traineeship or through flexible delivery.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in Education Support. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Generalist Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Education)
  • Inclusion Support Worker
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Education Support Worker
  • School Support Officer
  • Home Tutor
  • Literacy Support Worker

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study at the Diploma or university level.

There are no formal pathway arrangements in place for students completing this qualification, however it is considered as an ATAR alternative for many degrees.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

3 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2019

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online 2 Nights a Week - Semester 2 / 2019

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 1 / 2020

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online, 1 day per week - Semester 1 / 2020

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online, 1 day per week - Semester 2 / 2020

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2020

Seymour - Wallis Street

3 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2019

Flexible Learning Arrangement; 1 Day a Week Classroom Based / 2 Days Online

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online, 1 day per week - Semester 1 / 2020

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 1 / 2020

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online, 1 day per week - Semester 2 / 2020

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

3 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2019

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online 2 Nights a Week - Semester 2 / 2019

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online, 1 day per week - Semester 1 / 2020

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 1 / 2020

2 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Public on Campus - Semester 2 / 2020

Flexible Learning Arrangement; Online, 1 day per week - Semester 2 / 2020

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$4,132.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$830.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$4,132.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$830.00
5. Full Fee
$5,791.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$277.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Provide a current and successful Police Check
  • Provide a current Working with Children Check
Core Units
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006
Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS021
Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS022
Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS024
Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS025
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS032
Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
CHCEDS014
Support students with English as a second language
CHCEDS019
Support students' mathematics learning
CHCEDS020
Support students' literacy learning
CHCEDS031
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
HLTAID004
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Assessment methods may include:

  • Presentations
  • Question and answer tasks
  • Scenario’s
  • Simulations
  • Projects
  • Workplace observation

Students are required to purchase a GOTAFE Education Support polo shirt and to wear this when participating in community events, whilst on excursions and during practical placement.

Britt Andrews
Campus: Wangaratta

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions or work hours.

Training hours may vary depending on the number of units a prospective student or employer.

On Campus participants undertake training full time 2 days per week with a requirement for 160 hours of placement.

Participants studying via Flexible Delivery mode work in a registered education setting in a role where they have direct contact with students. The course is undertaken full time over 12 months with 1 day a week on campus.

Traineeship participants are working full time in a registered education setting, are enrolled full time for 12 months and undertake self-paced online learning.

To maximize their volume of learning students complete 160 hours of practical placement as part of this qualification. This is arranged on behalf of the student by our practical placement team and can be completed 1 day per week, or in 2 separate blocks.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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