CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

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/leadership to other staff/volunteers

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

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of vocational placement as detailed in the training package requirements.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Education officer
  • Education Support Staff
  • Disability support assistant (Schools)
  • Teachers Aid
  • Teachers Support
  • Education Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • School Support Officer
  • Inclusion Support Aide

This course is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery;

  • Online delivery
  • One day per week Trainer led workshops with trainer 1.00pm-4.00pm
  • Vocational placement of at least 100 hours.


All learners will be offered the opportunity for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment, who consider that they have and can successfully demonstrate that they have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package. Learners may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process and will be required to complete a RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.

Course Structure – CHC42013 Certificate IV in Education Support

In order to gain the certificate, 17 units must be completed for this qualification, 12 Core units and 5 Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in education environment
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education
CHCEDS025Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behavior
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTHWS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCEDS020 Support students literacy learning
CHCEDS023Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCLLN001Respond to clients language, literacy and numeracy needs
CHCEDS017Contribute to the health and safety of students

# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of at least 100 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.

Students will be provided with all the learner and assessment guides for each unit of competency required to complete the course.

Course Entry Requirements

The target learner is typically an adult working in the industry. The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:

  • be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
  • undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
  • ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks
  • undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator questionnaire
  • have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications
    • Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above/ Microsoft Office or equivalent/ Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player/Up to date internet browser

Enrolment Requirements

  • Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)
  • All Completed forms from the enrolment pack
  • Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence). (DP Training can process an application on your behalf – additional fee charged for the police check $49.90)
  • Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy documentation
  • Ability to complete 100 hours as Vocational Placement

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 100 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.


  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast


*Full Program Fee: $2750
*Fee for Service Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500
Funded via Investing in Skills – Higher Level Skills Funding, a Queensland Government Initiative

The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.# Please note you must be an existing worker in the community services and health industry, which inlcudes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.

Call DP Training to check if you meet the eligibility criteria, the student contribution fee # can be as little as $17 for a concession card holder or $34 for non-concession enrolment. See HLS Fact Sheet here….

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