CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Overview

If you’re ready to teach and support the next generation by providing help in the classroom, then our CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is for you! Gain the skills required to work in schools and communities and participate in our vocational course.

SITS College’ Certificate IV in Education Support is constructed to provide you with the essential skillset and knowledge to work collaboratively with both teachers and students in school and community settings. Successful completion of this qualification and meeting requirements will provide a pathway into a career in education.

Education support workers are valued members and are incessant to the Australian system of education.They are qualified, compassionate and dedicated individuals who play a vital role in supporting students of all abilities, making a real difference in their lives as they help children reach their true potential. If you are ready to teach and support the next generation by working alongside teachers and providing help in the classroom, thenthe CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Supportoffered by SITS College is for you.

Our Education Support course modules are designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with both teachers and students in school and community settings. You’ll gain hands-on experience through a practical placement designed to enhance your learning and employability. This nationally recognised education support certificate aims to prepare students to work in a range of education support roles as a Teacher’s Aide or Education Assistant. At SITS College you will get a chance to be mentored by expert teachers, passionate researchers with strong industry connections. Quality training imparted by our experienced trainers at SITS College will enable you to learn advanced concepts like planning, organising and delivering group-based learning. You will also learn to support and assist children with individual learning, disabilities or behavioural needs.

Build on your strengths, formalise your skill set and add value to your profile with this education support certificate from SITS College. Successful completion of this qualification and meeting requirements will provide a pathway into a rewarding and flourishing career in the field of education.

Work Placement

100 hours of work placement

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Complete a Pre-training Review (PTR)
  • Undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment to determine suitability for admission
  • Be aged 18 years of age at the time of course commencement

Practical Placement

For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires:

  • A current and satisfactory Police Record Check; and
  • A current Working with Children Check

If required by the placement host/school, students may need to provide evidence of immunisations.

Career Outcomes

  • Education Support Officer
  • Education Access Worker
  • Learning Support Officer
  • Support Worker
    (working with children with disabilities)
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Teacher Aide
  • Integration Aid


Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be eligible to apply for recognition of their chosen qualification by providing evidence of their previous training, employment experience or other life skills that meet qualification requirements. Successful applications may result in reduced training time.

Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to apply for credit transfer. This is where you can provide evidence of previous studies where there is equivalence to the units of competency within the course. (Please refer to the student handbook).

Future Pathways

Career pathways

Our graduates go on to work as home tutors, education support workers in community education services, team leaders in support learning, and student learning and support officers in both public and private schools.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Apply curriculum and support learning;
  • Reflect on and improve your own professional practice;
  • Support students in their literacy and mathematics studies;
  • Work with school students who have additional needs, including autism spectrum disorder; and
  • Recognise and respond to behaviour through a combination of theory and practical coursework.

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Apply for the Chosen Course

Select from our range of courses on our website and return a completed application form along with the required documents to us.

College Assesses and Verifies Applications

Once we receive your application, we will assess your application against the requirements of the course and funding options eligibility criteria, which is followed by an interview with the candidate and document verification.

Students to Review, Process and Accept

Review your letter of offer to ensure course fees, duration, payment and other relevant details are stated correctly. After duly filling out the enrolment form the student is required to pay the tuition fee. Return signed acceptance of the offer.

The Class Details are shared with the student

After the process is completed, we share with the students all the relevant information in terms of class commencement, schedule etc.

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This Course is subsidised under the 2023-2024 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

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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.

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • Be aged 15 years or over
  • Be no longer at school
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

For more information please read the Student Fact Sheet

Co-Contribution Fee

$ 2.00 per unit
$ 34.00 Total
$ 1.00 per unit
$ 17.00 Total

The co-contribution fee charged for a qualification represents the total cost to the student and include any enrolment charges (such as identification card charges), tuition fees, services fees, materials fees and all other costs associated with delivering the training and assessment services and awarding the qualification. This includes costs associated with criminal history checks which may be a prerequisite for vocational placement and employment in certain occupations.

Please contact Admin Staff for more information at 1300 GO SITS (1300 467 487)

Course Fee


Total number of units: 17

13 Core Units 4 Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/orTorres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in aneducation support environment
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learningsupport
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autismspectrum disorder
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing ofstudents
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professionalpractice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and youngpeople at risk
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS050 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islandereducation
CHCEDS053 Assist in production of language resources
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • Duration : 12 Months
  • Total Fees : $3000
  • Mode of Delivery :
    Face to Face
    Workplace Training and Assessment
    100 hours work placement
  • Campus :
    QLD: Logan Central;

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