Course Start Date
18 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Education Support gives you a competitive edge for gaining employment in public and private schools and community education settings. Be qualified as a teacher aide, education support worker, or home tutor and help your students to reach their full potential.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, you will 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 personal attributes that will help you get ahead in this field:
- Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
- Patience and a sense of responsibility
- A caring nature and passion about helping others learn
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Complete this course and gain:
- Nationally recognised Certificate IV qualification
- A competitive edge in the job market
Career opportunities include:
- Teacher aide
- School learning support officer in public and private schools
- Education support worker in community education services
- Home tutor
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with a direct pathway to a degree course:
- Bachelor of Education primary
- Bachelor of Education secondary
There has been growing demand for teacher aides since 2011 and significant continued growth is expected through to 2023. An anticipated 85,000 jobs will open over the next 5 years to 2023. Also in high demand are teaching assistants in mainstream schools to support students with disability and learning difficulties.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To be enrolled in this course, you are required to provide evidence prior to enrolment of:
- holding a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance in your State, or having qualified for an exemption.
- anyone engaging in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) must have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers can obtain a WWCC for free).
Students residing in other States and Territories will need to provide TAFE NSW with an equivalent probity check (for example, ACT Working with Vulnerable People Check; QLD Blue Card).
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 14 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 18 months.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You can also expect to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- want to start a career in the education support sector working with children or young people with recognised additional needs in a range of schools.
- are seeking a career change or,
- to return to work or,
- are new entrants to the education industry
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- documents and videos provided on the OLS for unit completion
- access to regular weekly webinars (live online classrooms) for teacher and peer support
- recorded sessions for all units of competency, which are provided to students on the corresponding Access your Learning pages through the Resources tab on the OLS.
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
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
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?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place. You may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption, or fee free scholarship. Payment made by instalments is available.
You may continue with enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder, to discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure to read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies, and if you are behind in instalment payments.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- compulsory textbook; Supporting Education 3rd Edition by Karen Kearns (ISBN: 9780170419642) RRP $95.00. RRP $95.00.
You will need to regularly refer to this book in order to complete your assessments.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all 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.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|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|
|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|
|CHCEDS025||Facilitate learning for students with disabilities|
|CHCEDS032-UNGRADED||Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
|CHCEDS023||Supervise students outside the classroom|
|CHCEDS026||Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs|
|CHCEDS027||Support flexible learning in an education environment|
|CHCEDS031||Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder|
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