CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support Overview

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support -

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support reflects the role of education support workers in a range of educational settings – including government and independent schools and community education settings.

Education support workers provide classroom assistance and support to teachers and students, under broad-based supervision.

Course participants include people who are currently working in a range of education and school settings. A pre-requisite for enrolment in the Triscott Certificate IV in Education Support program is that the participant is currently employed on a part-time basis in a school setting OR has successfully completed the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support.

An entry requirement for this program includes validated evidence in directly supervised support roles as an education support worker – as included in the individual’s Pre-Assessment Interview.

The program is offered over 48 weeks and participants require a training commitment of between 10-12 hours per week – acknowledging that much of the training/learning will be achieved and recognised ‘on-the-job’ in their current on-going workplace.
In consultation with the participant and their workplace supervisor, a Triscott trainer-assessor will arrange workplace visits for each participant on an individual basis.

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support consists of 17 units:


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Support behaviour of children and young people


Comply with legislative policy and industrial requirements in the education environment


Support student’s mathematics learning


Support students’ literacy learning


Assist in facilitation of student learning


Work with students in need of additional support


Supervise students outside the classroom


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


Facilitate learning for students with disabilities


Assist in production of language resources


Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Participate in workplace health and safety


After completing the qualification, what employment opportunities will I have?

After completing the training and assessment requirements and having demonstrated the required competencies, students could pursue a range of employment opportunities in a variety of education settings – within government and private schools - working as an education support worker, i.e. integration aide, teacher assistant, teacher aide and/or learning support assistant.

What skills will I have developed from the training?

  • Students will further develop their skills, knowledge and understandings when providing ongoing assistance and support to teachers and students (including students with additional educational needs and disabilities) while working under broad-based supervision.
  • Students will further develop their skills and understandings related to communicating effectively with teachers, working as part of an effective classroom team, supporting students with their learning and development – while complying with current legislative policy and workplace health and safety processes.

What qualification will I receive?

Nationally recognised training package qualification - CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students could elect to continue their ongoing professional/vocational development by undertaking another nationally recognised course at a TAFE college or Diploma studies at a university.

Nationally reognised training

Triscott Educational Services is a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO 6937) Registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). All Triscott training is nationally recognised. Contact Triscott Educational Services: or 03 5962 2848.