CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings including public and independent school and community education settings who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad based supervision.

Entry requirements

– A satisfactory level of language and literacy skills will be established at the time of enrolment
– A genuine desire to work in the industry and MUST complete 120 hours of workplace practice in a registered school or service (paid or voluntary)
– WA students must hold a Working with Children Card (we can help you with information about how to apply for one of these)

This course has a practical placement requirement of 100 Hours. This course is self-paced and contains x nominal hours with an expectation of at least x hours a week study time for a maximum course duration of 12 months.


For each unit students are provided with access to electronic resources to assist them in gathering the evidence ready for assessment. You will have access to a trainer/assessor to provide support.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is assessment only and involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training system in respect of a specific units or qualification. We look at past jobs, life experience, samples of work and any industry representative endorsements you may have and use methods to establish your competency against a national set of standards and offer qualification recognition or part of. This is not for everyone however, if you are currently working in the industry you are seeking recognition for, this may be an option for you. You will have 3 months to meet the requirements required to be deemed competent in the qualification, which will be discussed with your assessor.


You will need access to a computer and internet. Students can request paper base resources for a fee of $12 per unit (allow up to 6 working days for delivery).

Enrolment Procedure

1. Registration of interest/discussion with Training For Me Enrolment and Student Support Officer/contact form completed from the website.

2. Completion of LLN and any additional paperwork (direct debit form is paying by payment plan).

3. Interview with Enrolment and Student Support Officer in person or via the telephone.

4. Payment of invoices or a payment plan must be in place before training is commenced.

17 units of competency 12 core units and 5 elective units

CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young peopleC
CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environmentC
CHCEDS021Assist in facilitation of student learningC
CHCEDS022Work with students in need of additional supportC
CHCEDS024Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander educationC
CHCEDS025Facilitate learning for students with disabilitiesC
CHCEDS032Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviourC
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceC
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safetyC
CHCECE001Develop cultural competencyE
HLTAID003Provide first aidE
CHCEDS023Supervise students outside the classroomE
CHCLLN001Respond to client language, literacy and
numeracy needs
CHCEDS031Provide support to students with autism spectrum

The units listed above are subject to change and selection of elective units. An individual Training Plan is drawn up and agreed with each student and employer (if applicable) at the time of enrolment.

    Upfront Payment

    $1499 Correspondence

    $799 RPL

    Save 20% when paying upfront

    Payment Plan

    Correspondence $59.57/Week (Total $1798.80) for 26 Weeks & $250 upfront

    Certificates are not issued until full payment is received.

    For refunds and policies relating to your training please refer to the Student Handbook on the Downloads Page

    Student Co-contribution Fees


    Funded by the Queensland Government

    CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support is available for eligible participants under the Higher Level Skills Program. For more information and eligibility requirements, please click here.

When you gain this qualification, you will be able to work (under direct supervision or autonomously) as:

• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
• Education assistant
• Education assistant (special needs)
• Education support worker
• Home Tutor
• Homeland teaching assistant
• Indigenous language and cultural teaching assistant
• Language worker
• Literacy worker
• Support worker (working with children with disabilities)
• Teacher aide
• Teacher assistant

Some jurisdiction may require specialist skill development and supervision by qualified teachers to address specific job roles.

Some job roles may require the education support worker to complete work external to the immediate education environment e.g. in Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Qualification pathways include : Diploma of Education Support, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma of Leadership and Management

Early Childhood Education Courses

Information Technology

Business / Management Courses

First Aid Courses

Quality Auditing

Online Courses

Professional Development Courses

Recognition of Prior Learning Courses