Support students with empathy and care, and make a real difference in their lives. Gain an edge in this competitive field with excellent skills and knowledge that you need to work as a school learning support officer in public and private schools.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Support students in their literacy and mathematics studies
Apply curriculum and support learning
Reflect on and improve your own professional practice
Work with school students with additional needs including autism spectrum disorder
Understand and respond to behaviour
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Exposure to the industry through 100 hours of work placement
An enhanced understanding of varying student needs
Skills to support school students’ learning and development, specifically with their literacy and numeracy
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Vaccination and health screenings
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Reached the age of 18 years old to enable you to apply for your Working With Children's Check (WWCC)
A National Police Check
The ability to write at least one page of comprehensive information
A reasonable level of fitness to undertake manual handling tasks, and perform CPR while kneeling on the floor
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success
and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: student learning and support officer in public and private schools, team leader opportunities in support learning, education support worker in community education services and home tutor.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 units of competency, including 13 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.