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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC40213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC40213-01V02-21BKS-503

Location – Bankstown

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

36 Hours per week

Duration

21 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Education Support gives you a competitive edge for gaining employment as a student learning and support officer. Support students with empathy and care and make a real difference in their lives as you help them reach their full potential.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Support students in their literacy and mathematics studies
  • Contribute to the production of language resources
  • 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

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience and a sense of responsibility
  • A caring nature and passion for helping others learn

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Student learning and support officer in public and private schools
  • Team leader opportunities in support learning
  • Education support worker in community education services
  • Home tutor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of School Age Education and Care

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Education Support as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the education industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A National Police Check
  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

During your induction, you will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool to identify your general strengths and any skills gaps.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 100 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

TAFE NSW will help you arrange your work placement in a school (K-12) environment that caters for students with recognised additional needs.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to read, write and speak English at least a Year 10 level or equivalent
  • 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

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence of:

  • All students are required to provide their WWCC number to their coordinator prior to the commencement of work placement hours.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to undertake the RUReady literacy and numeracy screening tool and achieve the required level in order to progress with your enrolment in the course.
  • sufficient literacy skills to demonstrate your knowledge evidence through written assessments both in the classroom and on work placement, and have sufficient communication skills to present your work to others in oral presentations.
  • access to a computer and internet.

Work Placement is a requirement of this course, you will need to complete:

  • approximately 20 full days in a school setting (minimum 0f 100 hours) to complete the work placement requirements. This is approximately 6 hours per day, according to the needs and hours of the school.
  • you will need to successfully demonstrate evidence of your professional and practical skills that meet the performance criteria. Students will be required to wear WHS appropriate clothing in the workplace.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a flexible, connected delivery course. The delivery of this offering supports learners to attend face to face classes, yet study flexibly outside of classroom hours for the majority of the delivery.

You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for one Semester. As this is a connected delivery course, it is anticipated you may also be required to spend approximately 20 hours per unit completing readings and research, 4 hours reflection and revision of concepts, and approximately 12 hours per unit to complete your assessment tasks.

You will need to complete approximately 20 full days in a School setting to complete the work placement requirements. This is approximately 6 hours per day, according to the needs and hours of the school.

If you are interested in this course, please click on Apply Now, and someone from the teaching section will be in contact with you with more information.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This qualification is targeted at school leavers, new entrant workers and those returning to workforce after a period of unemployment. Learners may enter this qualification with no prerequisites. The main learner cohort that this qualification attracts is mature aged learners returning to the workforce after a period of unemployment. The majority of these learners have significant family commitments. The delivery of this offering supports learners to attend face to face classes, yet study flexibly outside of classroom hours for the majority of the delivery.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Proposed attendance: This is a connected delivery course. Theory classes will run on Fridays from 9.30am-2.00pm, and Mondays from 2.00-4.00pm for one semester.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In addition to the course fee, you are recommended to purchase the text book "Supporting education. A teaching assistants handbook (2nd edition)", by Karen Kearns.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS032-UNGRADED Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCEDS019 Support students' mathematics learning
CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning
CHCEDS026 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom

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

Bankstown
500 Chapel Road, Bankstown
Phone 131 601

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