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Certificate IV in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC40213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC40213-01V02-19TUM-012

Location – Tumut Campus

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week

18

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

2. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

3. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

4. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
Learning will be a combination of facilitated online web conferences for 1 hour each week and a program of self-directed learning student?s own time. Learning study program is undertaken over a total of 36 weeks. Students will need to organise 100 hours of workplacement prior to commencing the course. Your teacher will contact you in regards to the time of the web conference once classes begin.

This course will provide the skills and knowledge that will enable graduates to participate in a wide range of educational settings. Education Support Officers are employed in a variety of roles and provide assistance and support to teachers and students in both Government and private educational settings. The Certificate IV in Education Support is delivered over 2 semesters and will build on a range of skills and knowledge essential for working in an educational environment. The course is delivered in six groups; Safety; Supporting Students with Additional Needs; Supporting Classroom Learning; Supporting Literacy and Numeracy; Cultural Diversity; and Legal and Professional Requirements. Students will also need a Working With Children Check (WWWC) (Volunteer) before attending a school.
? We will have weekly support meetings that encourage discussion relating to our course content and experiences in the workplace.
? Your learning materials will include Learner Guides, as well as a text by Karen Kearns ?Supporting Education: The Teaching Assistants Handbook?. Your learning materials will be mailed to you at the beginning of each semester.
? Tools for you to communicate with your teacher or your fellow students such as messaging, forums and assignments
? There will be additional opportunities to share and reflect such as a journal and a closed Facebook group
Students can expect to study a minimum of 18 hours per week for 12 months to complete the requirements of this qualification.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS019 Support students' mathematics learning
CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS028 Assist in production of language resources

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Tumut Campus
Capper & Howick Streets, Tumut
Phone 131 601

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