Certificate IV in Education Support | Eastern College Australia

Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Code: CHC40213
This course is only available to domestic students (those not requiring a student visa).

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Support Students in the Classroom

  • Christian-based course
  • Gain qualifications to become a Learning Assistant
  • Help young people, including those with special needs, achieve their potential
  • Work in primary or secondary schools (public and independent, Christian and secular), or in community education settings
  • Study full time or part time
  • Take a step towards a career in Teaching


About the Course

There has been growing demand in recent years for teacher aides and other similar roles. The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) will qualify you to work in a range of education settings, providing assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision. While the course qualifies graduates to work in both secular and Christian environments, the distinctive of this course is that it will be taught from a Christian perspective and integrate a Christian worldview throughout the course.

During 2021 the course will be delivered at Mount Evelyn Christian School in Victoria.

Admission Criteria

  • There are no academic entry requirements for this course.
  • English language proficiency will be assessed as part of the application process to ensure appropriate support is provided.
  • All potential students are required to satisfactorily complete a new student interview with Eastern College Australia before being accepted into the course. During this interview we can discuss your previous experience and training and any credit that may be available.
  • Students must have a current Working With Childrens Check for workplacements in schools.


The fees you pay depend upon your eligibility for Skills First subsidised training. Eligibility is determined by considering your level of previously completed study, employment status and whether you self-identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. To determine your eligibility for Skills First and if you are then eligible for the Concession see Skills First.
  • If you are eligible for Skills First and have a current concession card you will only pay $168.30 for the whole course.
  • If you are eligible for Skills First, but do not have a concession card you will pay $841.50.
  • If you are ineligible for Skills First you will pay $3,442.50 for the whole course and a payment plan is available.

Course Structure

  • For full time students the course will be delivered over 32 weeks throughout the year fitting in with school terms. Students must successfully complete 17 units - 12 core and 5 electives. For students wishing to study part-time an individualised study plan will be developed.
  • The course is delivered in blended format where students attend a weekly training session at the school, a placement, and complete additional resources online.
  • Students will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of placement in an educational setting. This placement may be completed at the school where they receive weekly training or elsewhere.

Educational Pathways

Further study pathways for those who undertake this qualification include the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary).


Title Unit Code
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002
Support behaviour of children and young people. CHCECE006
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment. CHCEDS001
Assist in facilitation of student learning. CHCEDS021
Work with students in need of additional support. CHCEDS022
Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education. CHCEDS024
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities. CHCEDS025
Support the development of numeracy skills. CHCEDS032
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003
 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001
Participate in Workplace Health & Safety HLTWHS001
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach CHCDIS009
 Support students’ mathematics learning CHCEDS019
Support students’ literacy learning CHCEDS020
Supervise students outside the classroom CHCEDS023
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder CHCEDS031

* Please note electives may be changed prior to course commencement

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