CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification reflects the role of education support workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision. school supports will be involved in facilitation for learning for a range of student groups in various educational settings and curriculums, including those supports for students in need of additional support. education support workers will source and analyse information from diverse sources and required to work with limited direct supervision. Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers.


Educational support workers.


Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).

Course Delivery

SWAN HILL; Monday/Tuesday, Night Classes 5pm - 8pm and Workshops 9.30am - 3pm (timetable will be supplied to students). Contact sessions available (not compulsory) each Wednesday available 9.00am to 12.00pm via Zoom, email, phone call or face to face. MILDURA: Tuesday/Wednesday, Night Classes 5pm - 8pm and Workshops 9.30am - 3pm (timetable will be supplied to students).

Entry Requirements

Applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Applicants must be able to provide a Working with Children Check as part of their application for enrolment. Immunisation and police check may be required prior to placement arrangements and will be discussed with students at induction/orientation. Use and access to internet and computers is required to complete online learning and submission of assessments. Students must be able to attend 2 x 2 week placement blocks (Monday - Friday) for 7.6 hours per day. Applicants must be available for night classes delivered on campus and via zoom from 5.00pm to 8.00pm two nights per week and 4 workshops delivered on campus 9.30am-3.00pm. 2 day workshops in Victorian school holidays may be required for simulated assessments. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to enrol in the course (individual circumstances for applicants can be discussed and approved by the Education Delivery Manager).

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures 55 $15.00
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment 35 $20.00
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning 45 $20.00
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning 65 $20.00
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning 50 $20.00
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support 70 $20.00
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 70 $20.00
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder 50 $20.00
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans 70 $20.00
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students 30 $20.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $35.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence 60 $35.00
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills 55 $35.00
CHCEDS052 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs 45 $20.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $35.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

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Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,828
Concession $1,105
RPL Government Subsidised $2,898
RPL Concession $580
RPL Self-funded $3,864
Self-Funded $4,794

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 January Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year, Monday and Tuesday Night Classes, 5.00PM-8.00PM
2023 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Classes, 5.00PM-8.00PM