Course Info

Qualification Overview

Our CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support course aims to boost your career prospects. 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

Course Units

17 units in total Core units - 13 and Elective units - 4
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core)
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures (Core)
  • CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment (Core)
  • CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning (Core)
  • CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning (Core)
  • CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning (Core)
  • CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support (Core)
  • CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities (Core)
  • CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder (Core)
  • CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans (Core)
  • CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students (Core)
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (Core)
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Core)
  • CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom (Elective) approach (Elective)
  • CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies (Elective)
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (Elective)
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity (Elective)


There are no formal pre requisites to this   qualification however, students must successfully pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to their enrolment and obtain a Working With Children’s Check before  commencing their placement.


Study Modes Available

We have a variety of study modes available to suit you.

  • Classroom – face to face learning in class. We provide one -on -one guidance to our classroom students. our classes are only conducted during school terms and are once a week from 9.30 am to 3pm
  • Online – Self-paced learning (flexible learning)
  • Virtual classes – virtual classes are done through Teams for students who are not able to attend face to face classroom training but prefer face to face learning. You have the flexibility to attend virtual class from wherever you are. They are conducted during school terms and are once a week.



Average completion time is 8 months. The full qualification must be completed within 24 months from date of enrolment and regular submission of assessment tasks is required.


Students will participate in 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students . A competent qualified supervisor (Qualified Teacher) will mentor and supervise individual students.


Career Opportunities

  • Learning Support Officer
  • Indigenous Education
  • Liaison Officer
  • Teacher assistant
  • Teacher aide


Fees & Charges

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.
SWTS support and encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Please contact our office on 03 9748 9233.

Start Dates

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    Contact the training office on 9748 9233


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Why South West Training Services

We offer people a range of career options through the provision of government accredited vocational education and training provided both in the workplace and at our education centre.

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90% course completion rates
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