Ready to take the next step with Phillips Institute?
We’re ready when you are! The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support is a class-based and blended program, facilitated by experienced and qualified education support professionals with proven results. Take the next step into this satisfying career with strong employment prospects.
Successful completion of this qualification equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide professional and compassionate support to primary, secondary and special education students in this rewarding sector. With our expert facilitators, quality resources, and clear, practical assessments you could be qualified sooner than you think!
This is the nationally recognised qualification that is essential for those who want to work in classrooms and become Teacher Aides, Integration Aides or Education Support professionals in Australia.
Who's It For?
- Those who are passionate about the importance of quality education for all children, and
- Those who have some experience in a classroom or working with students, or
- Students undertaking an education-related degree, such as Primary Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Education, or similar and looking for relevant skills and experience, or
- Those who have completed the Certificate III in Education Support or similar program and are looking to upgrade (note: the Certificate III is not a prerequisite), or
- Experienced education support workers who need to gain the current accredited qualification (you could be eligible for recognition), and
- Those who are looking to gain family-friendly work with flexible working hours
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Teacher’s Aide
What You'll Learn
- Support learning of students with disabilities in the classroom
- Work with students in need of additional support
- Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
- Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
- Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- Work with diversity
- Comply with school administrative requirements
- And more!
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- Class-based: Three school terms or about 9 months, but you may extend if you are still completing your placement or assessments, or want to attend study support sessions.
- Blended/Online: 6 months up to 18 months, you may work through the required units of this program with the option to extend for a further six months if required.
This course is offered with the flexibility of either class-based weekly sessions or as blended online/distance learning.
- Currently offered in Victoria at multiple locations, you will attend a weekly class once per week delivered during school time, usually, 10 am to 2 pm, so you can fit in the study with your other commitments.
- Share your placement experiences in group discussions and be guided by our expert facilitators.
Locations include Carnegie (Mondays), Clyde North (Tuesdays), Melton (Mondays or Fridays) and more.
- This approach to learning enables you to study at your own pace, whenever and however it suits you.
- We will supply you with a set of resources for the course enabling you to get started as soon as your enrolment is confirmed.
- Our qualified and experienced training team will provide full support with monthly monitoring of your progress and frequent feedback.
- There are no specific entry requirements, however, to gain maximum benefit, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English, as well as have basic computer and internet skills and reliable access.
- It is recommended that applicants have completed at least a Year 11 secondary school level.
- All applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review, including an evaluation of existing language, literacy and numeracy skills.
- You must also complete 100 hours of placement in one or more registered schools. We recommend you approach your local primary, secondary or specialist educational schools for placement.
Recognition Of Prior Learning
- If you have already completed units in prior study, such as from the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support, CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support, or a similar program, you can apply for RPL or credit transfer which may reduce your study time and fees.
- Assessment tasks are practical and oriented to the work or placement context for relevance.
- They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written form, including reports and practical demonstrations.
- Feedback on the completion of tasks is given as you progress through the course.
- Your placement supervisor will also be asked to provide third party reports on your progress and feedback on your overall placement performance.
- Class-based students: You will receive the textbook in your first sessions and comprehensive resources from your facilitator at each weekly session.
- Blended online/distance students: You will receive the first set of learning resources once your enrolment is confirmed, enabling you to get started. These comprehensive resources will support your learning throughout your course and become an excellent point of reference for your future career.
On completion of this qualification:
- You can take your studies further with higher education courses in education or support sectors.
- You may also be interested in CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
*Elective units as published may be subject to change – please confirm prior to enrolment.
Please note: this qualification supersedes the previous version the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support. Phillips Institute is completing or transitioning current students to the new version according to our transition policy as soon as possible.
About Phillips Institute
Our courses are nationally recognised, which means you receive the accredited training and current skills for the workplace that employers expect.
We offer government-funded training to eligible applicants for most courses, and we even offer easy payment plans whether you’re funded or paying the full fee.
Class-based, facilitator-led training, with day, evening and weekend classes for Certificate III and Certificate IV programs. We also offer blended flexible learning, with online or print-based options for Certificate IV and Diploma programs.
If your course requires a placement, we will assist to source and organise one for you as close to your home as possible. This is a service we’ve been offering to our students for over 20 years.
Dedicated, professional educators with current industry knowledge and skills, and extensive training experience, ready to assist you to take the next step. And because we consult regularly with employer organisations, the training we deliver is what the industry expects.
Phillips Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #21868)