CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support


The CHC40213 – Certificate IV in Education Support reflects the role of 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. 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.

Course Structure

Course Duration

Qualification will be delivered for 52 weeks. Face to face delivery will take place once a week (6 hours a day). Students will generally need to spend 12 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activates.

Work Placement

Learners must complete minimum total of 100 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education Service sector. If you are currently working within the Education sector, your experience may count towards your placement.

Course Structure

To be awarded the qualification of CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support, Students must successfully complete a total of Seventeen (17) units of competency, consisting of:

  • Twelve (12) Core Units, and;
  • Five (5) Elective Units, of which:
    • At least 3 must be selected from the electives listed below
    • Up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome


Assessment Method

Methods of assessment may include

  • Written assessment tasks
  • Scenarios
  • Workplace Activities
  • Class Activities
  • Workplace Observation
  • Third party feedback


Units of Competency

Total number of units = 17

  • 12 core units
  • 5 elective units

All electives contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Units of Competency

The learner is required to achieve competency in Seventeen (17) units in order to complete the course and be awarded this qualification.


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 work health and safety



CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students
CHCLLN001 Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Entry Requirements

This course has been designed with the target client being a new worker in the child care sector. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Applicants will be required to complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment. Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222.

Participants MUST have a police clearance and working with children check.


Career Opportunity

Students will gain the benefit of experience throughout their course with an integrated work placement component (a minimum of 100 hours) that:

  • Strengthens experience of the workplace to support future expectations of performance in the workforce
  • Develops practical skills and the application of knowledge within the workplace to promote stronger embedding of learning
  • Provides exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances which cannot be replicated in a learning environment or through simulation.

Career Opportunities

  • Education Aides
  • Teacher Aide in schools, preschools or kindergartens
  • Education Assistant
  • Early Childhood Assistant Educator
  • Education Support staff



Government Funded

Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding under Skills First Program.

The tuition fee is $0 for students who are eligible for government funding. Please refer to Eligibility Check page to make sure you are eligible for the government subsidised program.



The tuition fee for full-fee paying students is $2,500. Full-fee paying students can contact us to find current cost and payment plan. To view the payment plans online, please visit the Payment Plan section.