Certificate IV in Education Support

This qualification covers workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support to teachers to facilitate students' learning 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.

Occupational titles may include:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer

Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant

Education assistant

Language worker

Education assistant (special needs)

Literacy worker

Education support worker

Support worker (children with disabilities)

Education worker

Teacher aide

Home tutor

Teacher assistant

Homeland teaching assistant


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

9 core units

6 elective units

A range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units

add topic CHCCHILD301B Support behaviour of children and young people

add topic CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

add topic CHCEDS301B Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

add topic CHCEDS312A Work with diversity in the education environment

add topic CHCEDS407A Collect and analyse information to inform work strategies

add topic CHCEDS410A Assist in facilitation of student learning

add topic CHCEDS411B Use high-level communication skills in the education workplace

add topic CHCEDS412B Contribute to continuous improvement processes within the education environment

add topic HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking education support work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs. Relevant electives are listed below, with some grouping provided to guide selection for identified areas of work. Electives may be selected from one or more groups.

Literacy and numeracy electives

add topic CHCEDS408A Support students' mathematics learning for numeracy

add topic CHCEDS409A Support students' literacy learning

add topic CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

Special needs education support work

add topic CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite add topic HLTAP301B )

add topic CHCCS425B Support health professional

add topic CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance

add topic CHCEDS413A Support students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

add topic CHCEDS434A Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

add topic CHCEDS417A Facilitate learning for students with disabilities

add topic CHCEDS421A Provide support to students with hearing disabilities

add topic CHCEDS424B Facilitate learning for students with intellectual disabilities (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCEDS417A )

add topic CHCEDS425B Facilitate learning for students with speech/language disabilities (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCEDS417A )

add topic CHCEDS426A Facilitate learning for students with vision impairment (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCEDS417A )

add topic CHCEDS427A Facilitate learning for students with physical disabilities (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCEDS417A )

add topic HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Electives for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Work/ Tutoring / Language Work / Homeland Teaching

add topic CHCEDS416B Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

add topic CHCEDS422A Promote hearing health and learning

add topic CHCEDS423A Assist in production of language resources

add topic CHCEDS428A Assist teacher to develop Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture lessons

Education support work electives

add topic BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic CHCCD413E Work within specific communities

add topic CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

add topic CHCEDS415A Supervise students outside the classroom

add topic CHCEDS418B Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs

add topic CHCEDS419B Support flexible learning in an education environment

add topic CHCEDS508B Assist in leading a small team in an education environment

add topic CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood

add topic CHCFC505A Foster cognitive development in early childhood

add topic CHCFC506A Foster childrens language and communication development

add topic CHCFC508A Foster childrens aesthetic and creative development

add topic CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood

add topic CHCFC515A Foster cognitive development in middle childhood

add topic CHCNET402B Establish and maintain effective networks

add topic CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people

add topic SRCCRD007B Develop recreation programs

E-learning electives

add topic CHCEDS321B Use an e-learning management system

add topic CHCEDS429B Coordinate e-learning programs

Oral health

add topic CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CHC41712 Certificate IV in Education Support candidates require:

Sufficient validated experience in directly supervised learning support roles as an education support worker, childhood educator, early childhood educator, child care worker, home/volunteer tutor or similar role to indicate likely success at this level of qualification

OR

Successful completion of a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in education support, children's services or a related area.


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries