CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support - Online Course summary

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support - Online
Online or electronic
Course summary
Online or electronic : Starts on 27-01-2015
Full fee: $2,958
Subsidised: $2,261
Concession: $1,632
Careers: Teachers' Aide
Outcome: Certificate IV
Providing classroom support to teachers and students is a privilege and a great responsibility. Learn to assist in
effective planning, teach literacy, language and numeracy skills, and how to engage with students. Your new skills
will help you become a major influencer in the lives of children in a positive way.
Course details
If you have a Certificate III in Education Support, then why not take the next step in your professional development
and enrol in the Certificate IV course. Learn additional skills in literacy and numeracy, how to support students with
disabilities and learning difficulties, working with culturally-diverse clients, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
education, and industrial requirements.
As a Teacher Aide, you may be employed in a variety of community education settings including public and
independent schools. These may include special schools catering for children with disabilities, or after school care
To enrol directly with us, simply call 13 72 48.
Please read the TAFE Queensland rules prior to enrolment.
This is a Higher Level Skills qualification.
You might be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is
subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments, appropriate
accreditation and registration requirements.
Career prospects:
Work as a Teacher Aide, School Officer or Education Support Worker in any government, church or independent
primary or secondary school, environmental education centres, schools of distance education, community schools,
special education units and schools and outside school hours care facilities.
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.
The Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment recognises this qualification in its salary
structure for teacher aides. Formal qualifications may lead to additional salary increments.
Hours of study:
Study is structured into fixed intakes which have set durations (completion date is 10 weeks from the
commencement date of each intake). Study can be commenced at the beginning of each intake, with dates as
Study duration: 27/01/2015 - 02/04/2015
Status: open for enrolment
Enrolment close date: 23 January 2015
Students will be able to access the online course content from the first day of each intake.
Please note that you must be enrolled in order to access the online learning materials.
There are 8 clusters and assessments are due in Week 2 and Week 8 for each cluster. You will be expected to
commit to a minimum of 5 hours of study per week for each cluster of units to successfully complete your study
and Vocational Placement of 1 day per week for Volunteers only.
Resources required:
Students will be required to purchase Supporting Education, the Teaching Assistant's Handbook, written by Karen
Kearns, published by Pearson.
Textbooks are available to purchase through Queensland Textbook Warehouse (QTW). Please visit the QTW
website or alternatively phone 1800 611 300 or 07 3261 1300.
Additional Learning Materials will be available online. Students will need Internet access, computer access to
complete word documents, excel and Power Point.
Relevant documents:
Order of Study - Certificate IV in Education Support [PDF 122kB]
Booklist - Certificate IV in Education Support [PDF 107kB]
Blue Card Application Form [PDF 203kB]
Entry requirements
This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection
1. Successful completion of Year 10 in the Australian secondary school system or its equivalent
2. Mature age (over 18 years)
3. Sound levels of literacy and numeracy are essential for successful completion of this qualification.
If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.
Vocational Placement Requirements
All students are required to have a Blue Card (Suitability to Work with Children) prior to undertaking Vocational
Placement. For further information go to
It is compulsory that all students are in a school placement while studying this qualification. All students are
required to complete a mandatory 100 hours of placement in a school either as a Volunteer or Employed Teacher
Students who are not employed as Teacher Aides are required to enrol in 'Vocational Placement VPC200' and
attend Vocational Placement at a school for the duration of their studies. It is recommended that you attend for one
day per week. Volunteer students must not exceed 200 hours of training.
Employed Teacher Aides must enrol in 'Work in Schools' unit.
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning (Cluster 8 - Additional Support, Core)
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment (Cluster
1 - Legislation & Risk, Core)
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities (Cluster 3 - Special Needs, Core)
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Cluster 1 - Legislation & Risk, Core)
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (Cluster 5 - Professional Practices, Core)
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice (Cluster 5 - Professional Practices, Core)
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people (Cluster 4 - Responsible Behaviour, Core)
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour (Cluster 4 - Responsible
Behaviour, Core)
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education (Cluster 7
- Cultural Diversity, Core)
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people (Cluster 7 - Cultural
Diversity, Core)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers (Cluster 7 - Cultural Diversity,
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support (Cluster 8 - Additional Support, Core)
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder (Cluster 3 - Special Needs, Elective)
CHCEDS027 Support flexible learning in an education environment (Cluster 2 - Flexible Learning, Elective)
CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning (Cluster 6 - Support Numeracy & Literacy, Elective)
CHCEDS019 Support students' mathematics learning (Cluster 6 - Support Numeracy & Literacy, Elective)
CHCEDS013 Use an e-learning management system (Cluster 2 - Flexible Learning, Elective)
VPC200 Vocational Placement (Work Placement: Volunteer students, Elective)
AET003 Working in Schools (Work Placement: Employed Teachers aides, Elective)
There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between TAFE regions. Please contact the
region for more information.
Last updated on 10 November 2014