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.


  • 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)

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on +61 3 9919 6100 to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

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.

Course structure

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 requirements

  • 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

Direct applications due 30 November 2015.

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

Direct applications due 30 November 2015.

After you apply:

  • It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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