Community Services

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Qualification Description

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 and/or leadership to other staff and/or volunteers.


Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the education support industry in the following occupational titles:

·         Education assistant·         Education support worker
·         Teacher assistant or aide·         Support worker
·         Home tutor·         Multicultural aide
·         Language worker·         Literacy worker

Entry Requirements

You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – This qualification requires you to hold a current and satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check to undertake workplace experience.

Suitability requirements – There are no suitability requirements for this qualification.

Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

Prior to commencing workplace experience, you must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check. You may also be required to provide other clearances, such as a current satisfactory Police Check as required by the Placement Provided. You are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of workplace experience through work placement/employment in a relevant education support setting. A PTA workplace deed needs to be approved by PTA before you can start workplace experience.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support you would be required to complete the following units of competency.

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC--
2CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC--
3CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young peopleC--
4CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environmentC--
5CHCEDS019Support students’ mathematics learningE--
6CHCEDS020Support students’ literacy learningE--
7CHCEDS021Assist in facilitation of student learningC--
8CHCEDS022Work with students in need of additional supportC--
9CHCEDS024Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander educationC--
10CHCEDS025Facilitate learning for students with disabilitiesC--
11CHCEDS032Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviourC--
12CHCLLN001Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needsE--
13CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnershipsE--
14CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceC--
15CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC--
16HLTAID003Provide first aidE--
17HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyC--

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s