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CHC40221 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of an education support worker who assists teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. At this level, education support workers may be involved in the facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources and may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.


Entry Requirements

CQUniversity requirement: completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

The requirement to complete the Vocational Placement component for the duration of the qualification of at least 100 hours in a classroom environment within Primary or Secondary Schools.

The requirement to successfully obtain a Working With Children Check relevant to your State in Australia.

Access to a computer, internet, and intermediate computer skills. 24 hour CQUniversity computer labs are available on selected campuses.

COVID-19 Vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccination may be required by the school you attend to complete the work integrated learning placement for this course.  Ensure that you inquire about this at the school, prior to securing a placement.  The vaccine must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGS) of Australia.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.


Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools.

Within this time allocation, students can demonstrate the required vocational placement tasks and skills for other units as required for the qualification.

The total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4,590.00 (2022)
$4,777.00 (2023)
Subsidised Full Fee $2,091.00 (2022)
$2,295.00 (2023)
Subsidised Concession Fee $1,343.00 (2022)
$1,547.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit $270.00 (2022)
$281.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit $123.00 (2022)
$135.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $79.00 (2022)
$91.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $63.60 (2022)
$68.20 (2023)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Education Support
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Successful completion of CHC40221 Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support, occupation includes education support worker assisting teachers to support specific learning needs of individual students within a classroom settings of a primary or secondary school.  

Students can also further their skills and study towards other qualifications, with many pathways available at CQUniversity. 

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 13 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
MIXED MODE

This course is delivered on Moodle for a period of 54 weeks, however as it is competency and cluster-based it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a school environment, with a mandatory work placement of 100 hours at either Primary or Secondary Schools. The total number of 100 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency, which includes the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.

  • Mixed Mode
FIRST AID

To complete the unit HLTAID012 students will be required to access a campus in either Cairns, Mackay or Rockhampton to complete the practical component of the Accredited Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity. Or, complete the unit HLTAID012 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and submit a completed certificate to receive a credit for this unit.

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • follow safe work practices
  • implement safe work practices
  • contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • reflect on own safe work practices
  • maintain a safe environment
  • maintain a hygienic and healthy environment
  • supervise students in conjunction with a teacher
  • deal with emergency situations
  • support the health and wellbeing of students
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 LEGAL AND ETHICAL

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify legal and ethical obligations
  • comply with legal and ethical obligations
  • contribute to workplace improvements
  • implement work practices that support the protection of children and young people
  • report indications of the possible risk of harm
  • apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • reflect on own perspectives
  • appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • promote understanding across diverse groups
  • identify perspectives on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • investigate the local context for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • contribute ideas for embedding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures in daily practice
  • support children's understanding and respect
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4 LITERACY AND NUMERACY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • monitor mathematics skills
  • support students to develop mathematics skills
  • enhance students' mathematics knowledge and skills through structured activities
  • encourage and model spoken language
  • support students to read and interpret texts
  • enhance student's writing skills
  • contribute to resource development
  • establish an environment conducive to student learning
  • facilitate the learning process
  • support and monitor student learning
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5 INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • research autism spectrum disorder
  • provide support to teachers
  • provide support to students
  • contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support
  • provide support to students in need of additional support
  • respond to indicators of risk to student emotional wellbeing
  • establish the context for working with students with disabilities
  • use inclusive practices
  • contribute to individual behaviour plans


CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6 IMPLEMENTATION AND REFLECTION

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • research and document legislative and organisation policy requirements
  • create safe learning environments to socially support student learning
  • support implementation of behaviour plans
  • review and evaluate outcomes of the plan
  • reflect on own practice
  • enhance own practice
  • facilitate ongoing professional development
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 7 PARTICIPATION AND COLLABORATION

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify potential risks
  • use positive student management techniques
  • maintain calm and confident demeanor 
  • review and reflect on the effectiveness of strategies and performance
  • establish an environment conducive to learning
  • demonstrate effective facilitation
  • monitor learning and review delivery
CHCEDS052 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCEDS059 - Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
2 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
2 CHCEDS033 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
3 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
3 CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
4 CHCEDS047 - Assist in facilitation of student learning
4 CHCEDS046 - Support student literacy learning
4 CHCEDS045 - Support student mathematics learning
5 CHCEDS051 - Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
5 CHCEDS048 - Work with students in need of additional learning support
5 CHCEDS056 - Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
6 CHCEDS058 - Support the implementation of behaviour plans
6 CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
7 CHCEDS052 - Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
7 CHCEDS049 - Supervise students outside the classroom

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The duration of approximately 3 months for a full assessment to occur by a CQUniversity trainer and assessor, from receipt of all documentation and evidence against the units selected for recognition prior learning by the applicant. The full RPL process is available at www.cqu.edu.au

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
CORE UNITS

Recognition Prior Learning only

CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information Training.gov Details
ELECTIVE UNITS

Recognition Prior Learning only. Elective unit HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting will be a credit towards this qualification upon receipt of the completed certificate demonstrating competence achieved for this unit.

CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCEDS052 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS052 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Project
Third Party Verification
RPL
Written/Electronic Assessment
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2022 Availabilities

MIXED MODE

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

MIXED MODE

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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