CHC40213 - Certificate IV in Education Support

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Course essentials

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Become a qualified teacher's assistant and you could work in a range of education settings, including public schools, independent schools and community education.

This course will open opportunities for further studies in education and career development.

Careers

  • education assistant
  • support worker (working with children with disabilities)
  • teacher assistant
  • teacher aide
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
  • integration aide
  • multicultural aide
  • integration coordinator

 

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your existing skills obtained through previous work, education and life experiences may make you eligible to receive formal recognition towards your qualification through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

This process acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through formal or informal learning. To receive RPL, your skills, training and experiences are assessed against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling. To discuss RPL for this course please contact us on +61 3 9919 6100 and ask for the course manager of this course.

Course objectives

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers.

Units and electives

To qualify for the Certificate IV in Education Support participants must successfully complete a total of 17 units of study, comprising of 12 core units and 5 elective units in accordance with the packaging rules specified in CHC Community Services Training Package and the University's approval.

Admission information

  • Year 12: Successful completion of VCE or equivalent.
  • Mature: Relevant industry or vocational experience or assessed as being capable to complete the course by the University.
  • Other: Working with children/police checks are required to participate in this course

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 31 July 2015.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type).
You may wish to read our advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as Skills recognition for VE/TAFE courses and Advanced standing for HE courses).

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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Information about course fees, articulation and credit transfer, recognition of prior learning, admission and enrolment procedures, examinations, and services available to students can be accessed on the University’s website or by contacting the University directly on +61 3 9919 6100.