CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

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This qualification 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.

Assisting in classrooms and community around Australia are Education Support Workers, Teacher’s Assistants and Parent Helpers, supporting students with additional learning needs in primary, secondary and specialist settings.

Our courses are designed for people who volunteer in the classroom and would like to obtain a formal qualification, and/or people wanting to pursue a career as an Education Support Worker/Integration Aide in a primary, secondary or special school setting.  Each course requires students to source and participate in placement hours.

On successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge to work within 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.

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CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
  • Full Time Study: Bi-Monthly contacts with trainer
    Self Study
  • Mode of Delivery: Workplace
  • At this level of study it is expected that you study for a minimum of 5-15 hours per week.
    You are required engage in self-study including, but not limited to homework, assessment tasks and individual research.


Methods of assessment may include:

  • Knowledge Evidence – questions and answers
  • Direct demonstration and observation
  • Portfolios
  • Projects
  • Role plays, case studies and presentations

There are no AQF Pre Requisites for this qualification.

AGB Training requires the applicant to successfully complete

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Pre-Training Review
  • Enrolment Application Form
  • Currently employed in relevant work role
Payment Options

Skills First Funded Students

Upfront payment prior to commencement of first class

 Fee for Service Students

Deposit of 10% is required prior to commencement of course.  Fortnightly or monthly payments must be paid as per direct debit payment schedule.


Text Books

It is responsibility of students to purchase all text books prior to first class.

  • Supporting Education: The Teaching Assistant's Handbook 2nd Edition
  • Karen Kearns
  • Published by Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780170364379
  • Purchase Online
Course ProgramTo achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in 17 units of competency (12 core units and 5 elective units)
Work with Diversity
  • Core
    Work with diverse people
  • Core
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Legislative Requirements in the Education Environment (Work placement required)
  • Core
    Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • Core
    Participate in work health and safety
  • Core
    Support behaviour of children and young people
Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education (Work placement required)
  • Core
    Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
Facilitate Student Learning (Work placement required)
  • Core
    Assist in facilitation of student learning
  • Core
    Work with students in need of additional support
  • Core
    Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • Core
    Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
  • Core
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Young People at Risk (Work placement required)
  • Core
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support Mathematics and Literacy Learning (Work placement required)
  • Elective
    Support students' mathematics learning
  • Elective
    Support students' literacy learning
  • Elective
    Supervise students outside the classroom
  • Elective
    Support flexible learning in an education environment
First Aid
  • Elective
    Provide first aid

On successful completion students will have the knowledge and skills required for further training in CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care or other relevant qualifications.