CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

National ID: CHC40221

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.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

Course Dates
14th February 2023 Tuesdays 9am – 12pm (virtual delivery) Enrol

Course Fees

This course is FREE under the Jobs and Skills WALower Fees, Local Skills initiative. There is no cost for Australian residents residing in Western Australia.  

Course Content

This qualification consists of 17 units of competency:
 13 core unit
 4 elective units

Core Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCEDS034 Contribute to the planning and implementation of educational programs
CHCEDS035 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS037 Support the development of numeracy skills
CHCEDS057 Support students with additional needs in the classroom
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCEDS060 Work effectively with students and colleagues
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour

Elective Units
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

A range of elective units are available to meet your specific needs.

Delivery Methods

The following delivery methods are available for this qualification.

Complete the course virtually through Microsoft Teams with the support and direction of a dedicated trainer/assessor. You will have 24/7 access to our online learning platform where you can complete your learning and assessment at any time.

VET in Schools
If you would like to deliver this qualification through a Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools program please contact us. For more information click here.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathways are available for suitable students. For more information click here.

For more information, and to enrol, go to Course Dates.

Course Duration

Approximately 1 year.

Completion of this qualification depends on each individual student, including their availability and previous experience.

Regular submission of assessments is a requirement of this course. A training and assessment schedule will be discussed with you and provided by your Trainer/Assessor.

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: $0

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

Work Placement

You are required to undertake a 100 hour supervised work placement.

Work placement requirements include:
 Working with Children Check; and
 Department of Education Police Clearance; or
 Confidential Statutory Declaration for students under 18 years of age

Entry Requirements

You require a workplace as per the above information.

You will need a computer and internet access to complete online components of this course.


Course Name

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Cost

Course Date


Delivery Methods



VET in Schools

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Course Duration

Approximately 1 year

Additional Information

Course customisation is available