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CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Under the direction of a teacher or other educational professional, workers who enhance student learning and assist teachers in a variety of classroom settings are reflected in this certificate. Workers may be involved in learning facilitation for a variety of instructional groups at this level, including for students who require extra support. These positions involve the education support worker gathering and analyzing data from many sources, working with little direct supervision, and maybe advising other employees.

According to State/Territory law, education support personnel primarily assist pupils in elementary or secondary school classroom settings.

The Assessment Requirements of units of competency specify that to be eligible for this qualification, the candidate must have worked in a primary or secondary school classroom for a minimum of 100 hours at least in one Australian school. All competency units that incorporate the requirement for workplace hours may use the total number of hours as a whole.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants for admission must be at least eighteen years old.

Inspire and Learn will perform a Pre-Training Review to help potential students decide if a course is acceptable and fit for their particular needs. This review is necessary to finish the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) exam, which will be administered by Inspire and Learn and completed to their satisfaction.

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Summary

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

Industry : Education Support
Duration : 40 Weeks
Number of Unit: 17
Certificate : Yes

Career Outcome

Once you have completed the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support you can apply for jobs within the education industry which may include:

  • Teacher Aide
  • Education Support Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Inclusion Support Worker
  • Learning Support Officer
  • Classroom Assistant


The following occupations in the education sector may be available to you when you complete the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support: Teacher Aide, Education Support Worker, Education Assistant, Inclusion Support Worker, Learning Support Officer and Classroom Assistant.

For those who pursue this certification, additional study options include CHC50221 School-Age Education and Care Diploma

Study Mode: Virtual

Practical Placement: 100 Hrs



CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Structure

Total Units of Competency:

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support requires the completion of the following 17 units including (13 core & 4 elective units)



There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Placement Arrangements

This course requires students to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work placement. Students are required to find their practical placement, however, Angel Institute will provide assistance and support where needed. Placement will be completed under the supervision of the center’s supervisor. Work placement assessment task needs to be completed for each unit that a placement component.

Delivery Method:

Real Time Virtual Classroom.


40 weeks


Real-Time Virtual Classroom Delivery – Training is conducted online through our learning management system



CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Training Arrangements

Class sessions are planned once a week to ensure that you have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater to a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments will be regularly simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Homework tasks may include research, readings from related textbooks, and continuing to work on assessment tasks.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment will be conducted individually. You will be provided with a Student Assessment Booklet for each unit of competency/cluster/topic which includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when the assessment will occur

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age
  • To assist prospective students to in determining whether a course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute

Unit Details

Code Unit Title Type
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core

Encourage an understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment Core
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning Core
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning Core
CHCEDS047 Assist in the facilitation of student learning Core
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support Core
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities Core
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder Core
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behavior plans Core
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety, and well-being of students Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve your own professional practice Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCEDS050 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education Elective
CHCEDS042 Provide support for e-learning Elective
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom Elective
CHCEDS053 Assist in the production of language resources Elective
CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


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