Certificate IV in School Based Education Support [CHC40221]


Are you ready to support the next generation by providing help in the classroom? Develop the skills you need to work in schools and communities and participate in our vocational placement. Certificate IV in Education Support is designed to provide you with the essential skills to work collaboratively with teachers and students in school and community settings.

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, workers 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, as defined by State/Territory legislation

Your Career Outcome

The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Teacher Aide in Schools
  • Education Support Staff
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs, language/literacy, cultural support)
  • Home Tutor
  • Early Childhood Assistant Educator
  • School Age Care Assistant Educator (Vacation Care, OSHC)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
Our Team Work


10 months

Work Placement

100 hours

Material Fee


Curriculum Units


Work with diverse people


Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures


Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment


Support student mathematics learning


Support student literacy learning


Assist in facilitation of student learning


Work with students in need of additional learning support


Facilitate learning for students with disabilities


Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


Support the implementation of behaviour plans


Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide First Aid in an education and care setting



Participate in workplace health and safety

Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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