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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Education Support

  • National Course Code: CHC40213
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC40213-01V02-21OTE-038

Location – TAFE Digital (Traineeship)

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

01 Jan 2021

Study Commitment

19 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

  • 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 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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

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

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Education Support as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can create the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course 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 that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

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

  • Criminal History Check
  • 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, which identifies your general strengths and any skills gaps to determine your support needs.

If you have difficulties with the literacy and numeracy requirements of the Certificate IV in the Education Support course, a number of options will be discussed with you.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

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.

Work placement generally only begins once you have had significant contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from on-the-job industry learning.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Intermediate language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience and a sense of responsibility
  • A caring nature and passion for helping others learn

Physical ability

You must also have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual lifting
  • First aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

Certain aspects of assessment rely on your physical ability to perform two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin at floor level, and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

If you are unable to meet the physical requirements, you will not be able to successfully complete this course.

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 that you:

  • hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance in your State, or are qualified for an exemption. Students residing in other States and Territories need to provide TAFE NSW with an equivalent probity check (e.g. ACT Working with Vulnerable People Check; QLD Blue Card).

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to purchase the textbook Supporting Education 3rd Edition by Karen Kearns (ISBN: 9780170419642)
  • access to a computer and reliable Internet
  • a current Working with Children Check for work within NSW, prior to commencing the traineeship. If you cannot obtain a WWCC you will be unable to acquire a traineeship position. The WWCC is to be verified through the Office of the Childrens Guardian by TAFE NSW and stored on the students file.
  • to have completed a National Police Check
  • to be reasonably, physically fit to undertake the traineeship, as the tasks and activities associated may involve manual lifting and other physical activities

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

  • a minimum of 100 hours supervised work placement within a school (K-12) environment that caters for students with recognised additional needs. This will be well covered by the on-the-job component of your traineeship work in the school where you will be required to complete a range of assessment tasks in the workplace. You will need to consider, in consultation with your Workplace Supervisor, how many hours will be required to complete the tasks and demonstrate the skills required.

Work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of this course. Due to the impacts of COVID 19 and the disruption to service provision in the Early Childhood, Aged Care, Health and Community Services Sectors, there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe.

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!

TRAINEES ONLY

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you are required to provide evidence prior to enrolment of:

  • hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance in your State, or qualified for an exemption. 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).
  • 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)

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 15 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 as a trainee in the education support sector.
  • have employment as a trainee with a school prior to enrolling in this traineeship course.

An Education Support traineeship is suitable as a career change or to return to work. A traineeship is also suited to new entrants to the education industry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • learning from qualified Education Support Teachers with current skills, knowledge and links to industry.
  • all trainees are closely monitored and supported by TAFE Digital Education Support Teachers.
  • regular contact is scheduled with all trainee employers/workplace supervisors to ensure best learning outcomes for trainees.
  • inactive trainees (and their employers) are formally informed of their need to be actively engaged in the course.

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

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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

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

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

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

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