Certificate IV in Education Support

Education Support offers a fantastic career path for anyone interested in working with children 0-12 years old supporting their development. We are taking enrolments now for the Certificate IV Education Support.

DURATION:
36 Weeks - may vary according an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, and Work Placement arrangements.
ID:
CHC40213 - DC5402
This course is eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)

Working in Education Support

An Education support worker works with children in pre-school or school enviornments:

  • supporting children to develop social skills
  • supporting activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children
  • setting up indoor and outdoor learning opportunities and activities
  • supporting the academic studies of children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties
  • preparing printed materials required to support teaching
  • supporting cultural awarness

Qualification Details

  • National Code: CHC40213
  • Units: 17 units (12 core & 5 electives)
  • Location: Level 5, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • Delivery Mode: Classroom
  • Work placement: 100 hours
  • Duration: 36 weeks (additional holidays of up to 6 weeks may be included)
  • Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations.
  • Prior experience: if you have previously worked in schools as an Early Childhood Educator, Tutor, Teacher’s Support or Teacher’s Aide or in a similar role, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer
  • Enrolment Fee: This is a Fee for Service course

 

Career Opportunities

A nationally recognised qualification in Education Support is about gaining the skills and knowledge to work in education environments supporting teachers with young students requiring additional support. You could become…

  • Teacher’s aide
  • Educational support worker
  • Classroom assistant
  • Educational aide
  • Integration aide

 

Domestic Pricing

Government Funded*Traineeship^Full Fee
N/AN/A$5,530

Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges.  For more information click here. Fees may be subject to change before or during a student’s enrolment.  For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

 

Pre-requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.

 

Entry Requirements

Education/Core Skills
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.

Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.

Special Needs
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Regulatory
All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

 

Prior Experience

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Please click here for more information on fees and terms and conditions.

 

Work Placement Support

MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into an education environment.

It is a requirement that students obtain the following prior to commencing practical placement.

  • Working with Children Check (minimum level required ‘voluntary’ which is at no cost)

 

Industry Requirements

Students must have a Working with Children Check and in some workplaces may require a Police Check, to be accepted into work placement for this qualification.

 

Course Outline

Successful completion of this course requires students to complete 17 units of competency in total (14 core units plus 5 elective units). The course is delivered over 36 weeks with 7.5 class hours per week plus 100 hours work placement.

Course Units

CHCECE006  Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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  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

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

CHCDIS009  Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

Course Location

Study a Certificate IV in Education Support at the MCIE Melbourne CBD Campus. Just an 8-minute walk to the stunning Alexandra Gardens – The perfect place to study or relax after a class. Getting to the Melbourne CBD campus is even easier with the Flinders Street Railway Station just 5 minutes down the block.

Melbourne City Campus

Address

Level 5, 250 Collins St Melbourne 3000   View map