CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
- You must have completed year 10 or equivalent or be considered a mature aged student and you must turn 18 years of age or older by completion of the Teacher’s Assistant course.
- All applicants must also complete a literacy and numeracy assessment at AHEA.
- Applicants are required to have access to computer and internet.
- 26 weeks (approximately), including 4 weeks of Supervised Field Placement
- Additional placement time may be required if assessed as Not Yet Competent
- AHEA usually does not hold classes during periods designated as school term breaks by the West Australian Department of Education or on gazetted public holidays.
- Full Time:
- This course requires participants to complete up to 5 hours of individual prereading and preparation before each class.
- AHEA’s classes are small in size, usually a maximum of twelve students. This allows for a more intense form of instruction and personalised delivery.
- Flexible/External (only available for students working in the industry)
- RPL/RCC available: Contact the Academy if you need more details
- Go to our Fees and Charges page or contact the Academy for current course costs.
- Please note that course costs do not include the WA Education Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and the Working with Children Check which are industry requirements.
- Certificate IV in School Based Education Support may be available at a discount to eligible participants of various programs. These programs may be funded by the Commonwealth Government and the Government of Western Australia.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in 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, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers.
Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.
Some jurisdictions 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.
Occupational titles may include:
- Education Assistant
- Education Assistant (Special Needs)
- Education Support Worker
- Home Tutor
*** Students are required to demonstrate that they have achieved competency during on-the-job training (Supervised Field Placement).
*** All resources are provided on loan for the use by students during the course
*** Students must ensure they can obtain a Working With Children’s Check and the WA Education Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (these are not provided as part of the course and are the responsibility of the student).
*** For students who are undertaking Supervised Field Placement and they are pregnant, we require a letter from their General Practitioner stating it is safe for them to continue with the Supervised Field Placement.
Units of Competency covered
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people's cultures|
|CHCEDS033||Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment|
|CHCEDS045||Support student mathematics learning|
|CHCEDS046||Support student literacy learning|
|CHCEDS047||Assist in facilitation of student learning|
|CHCEDS048||Work with students in need of additional learning support|
|CHCEDS051||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities|
|CHCEDS056||Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder|
|CHCEDS058||Support the implementation of behaviour plans|
|CHCEDS059||Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own profession practice|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|