What is a CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support?
A Certificate IV is one step up from a Certificate III, the minimum requirement for those wanting to work in a professional environment. A Certificate IV includes work placements, traineeships or practical placements and can give you further study options to complete a Diploma in Education Support or other Australian education studies. A Certificate IV is usually taught through the TAFE or VET system.
During a Certificate IV in Education Support, you’ll be expected to complete a number of core units and potentially some elective units, too. These may include:
- CHCEDS023 Supervise Students Outside The Classroom
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
- CHCEDS019 Support Students‘ Mathematics Learning
- CHCEDS031 Provide Support To Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
- CHCEDS020 Support Students Literacy Learning
- CHCPRT001 Identify And Respond To Children and Young People At Risk
- CHCEDS032 Support Learning and Implementation Of Responsible Behaviour
- CHCEDS001 Comply With Legislative, Policy and Industrial Requirements In The Education Environment
- CHCEDS021 Assist In Facilitation Of Student Learning
- CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
- CHCPRP003 Reflect On And Improve Own Professional Practice
- CHCDIV001 Work With Diverse People
- CHCEDS024 Use Educational Strategies To Support Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Education
- HLTWHS001 Participate In Workplace Health and Safety
- CHCECE006 Support Behaviour Of Children And Young People
- CHCEDS025 Facilitate Learning For Students With Disabilities
- CHCEDS022 Work With Students In Need Of Additional Support
Why study a Certificate IV in Education Support?
If you want to work as a teacher aide, support worker or another education professional, understanding the needs of children and teachers is crucial. You’ll need to complete compulsory checks and tests, including understanding basic literacy and numeracy, attaining a working with children check and being able to speak and write English proficiently.
Education support workers are highly valued members of teaching teams, and as such employers need to know that workers are going to be comfortable in education setting and community services, and be able to complete their work as a teaching assistant or in student services without difficulty.
How To Study:
Depending on the RTO, there are several options for students to enrol. (Although international students should always check with CRICOS before considering applying.) Many education providers offer the option for a credit transfer, so if you’ve already completed part of a course you may be able to use those credit’s towards a Cert. IV in Education Support. Victorian, New South Wales and other states do tend to differ between states and their requirements, so make sure you check what your state says about transferring credits. There may also be the option of recognition of prior learning (RPL) for if you’ve already worked in the industry or completed study in the past.
With the increase of online study options, many training organisations offer courses taught remotely, although work placements do require face to face contact.
To learn more about becoming a teachers assistant, as well as course options including full fee vs. payments plans, commonwealth requirements, course codes, entry requirements, course fees and part-time and full-time learning opportunities, enquire about a specific course above!