CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

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CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support


Note: this qualification has been replaced by CHC40221 which is now open for enrolments.


The CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support is the highest level teacher aide course for anyone seeking a career as an teacher aide in an Australian school. Teacher aides at this level may be employed in a mainstream classroom, a special needs schools or in any number of specialised areas such literacy programs. Graduates of ITAC's CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support often work with students with special needs such as autism, ADHD, intellectual disability and learning disorders such as dyslexia. ITAC's CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support is the industry standard for teacher aide courses across Australia.


Students of ITAC’s CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support study the most effective, best practice, research-based classroom practices including behaviour management techniques, teaching strategies, and how to provide operational and logistical support to the teacher. ITAC students learn how to implement a range of practical instructional skills such as explicit instruction, feedback techniques, prompting, scaffolding and many effective skills for teaching reading and writing. In addition, students learn how to apply these skills to support the learning, behaviour and developmental needs of students with disabilities and disorders.


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All courses at the Institute of Teacher Aide Courses are fully supported, structured, self-paced and available in both class-based or online mode. ITAC's popular CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support includes unlimited access to all of ITAC’s extensive resources including videos, live webinars, reading materials, e-books, interactive activities and free online short courses to boost your resume. Enrol with Australia’s pre-eminent leader in teacher aide training and learn the skills to become a vital, sought after and essential member of your school.


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Course Details: CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Note: this qualification has been replaced by CHC40221 which is now open for enrolments.

Qualification

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Nationally recognised

Yes. This nationally recognised teacher aide qualification is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

Locations

All locations in Australia including WA, QLD, NSW, ACT, Victoria and SA.

Distance/online mode

Supported, structured & self-paced online mode for learners likely to be successful in an external program of study.

Class-based mode

Perth (Cockburn) and Brisbane CBD. Workshops are held 1 day per week for 10 weeks plus ongoing support & live webinars. Workshops introduce learners to the main topics and start every school term. Note most class-based students enrol in the Teacher Aide Combo. Click here to view the class calendar.

Virtual class mode

Keep yourself on track by attending virtual classes held 1 day per week for 10 weeks (9:30-2:15) from the comfort of your own home. Complete set activities and participate in live webinars with our easy to use platform. Click here to view the class calendar.

RPL

Recognition of prior learning is available for experienced workers seeking recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. RPL applies to people who are currently working as a teacher aide in an Australian school and who have 5 or more years' paid experience.

Time to complete

A learner who has no experience with children or any previous study or employment history, may take 26 weeks or 600 hours to complete this course. Learners who have experience with children (including parents), related industries such as childcare or aged care, or who have studied at this level or higher, are likely to complete this course in a shorter period of time.

Enrolment period

Learners are initially provided with 12 months in order to complete their course. This allows for periods of illness, travel and other interruptions. (ITAC is providing all new and existing enrolments with an additional 4-months’ free extension due to COVID-19).

Assessments

The majority of assessments are short answer questions. Students also complete scenarios, a workplace demonstration and submit a portfolio.

Placement

Students are required to undertake a structured 100-hour placement in a local school. As part of our commitment to providing a high level of quality service, we visit all students during their placement.

Topics

Students study a range of best practice strategies and learn to apply them with students with additional needs including disabilities, disorders and comorbidities. There is an emphasis on Autism, leanring disorders, physical disabilities, behaviour management, motivation strategies, as well as professional skills to assist in the management of the classroom by undertaking higher-level responsibilities that require pedagogical decisions. Students learn research-based, practical strategies such as intervention and remedial support, levels of instruction, formative assessment, feedback and dozens of other useful techniques.

Employability

Graduates of this course are qualified to work in any education support position including special needs schools or centres or in inclusive mainstream classrooms providing more general support to students with and without a disability or disorder. Some graduates may work in speciality programs or even manage their own program (such as remedial literacy/phonics).

Certificate

On completion you will be issued an embossed hardcopy certificate with gold foil and presentation folder (including postage to an Australian address).

Government payments (Centrelink)

This course meets the requirements of an approved course of education and study from an approved Education Provider for the purpose of qualifying for a student payment. Information about student payments can be found on the Services Australia website.

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Units of Competency in the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

1 CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
2 CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
3 CHCEDS012 Set up and sustain individual and small group learning areas
4 CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
5 CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
6 CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
7 CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
8 CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
9 CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
10 CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
11 HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
12 CHCEDS026 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
13 CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
14 CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
15 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
16 CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning
17 CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom

Click here to read the unit descriptions

Minimum requirements

No previous qualifications or experience required.

Physical capability

Conduct learning activities with children including games inside and outside of the classroom.

IT resources

Access to a computer with an internet connection, desktop applications, PDF reader and other basics.

IT skills

Ability to complete basic tasks such as opening PDFs and watching videos.

Numeracy skills

Candidates will need basic numeracy skills to count, add and subtract.

Language skills

Ability to complete basic tasks such as reading and comprehending lesson plans.

Age

Be aged 16 years or over.

Clearances

Students must obtain (early in their course or beforehand) the relevant clearance to work with children such as Blue Card(QLD), WWVP(ACT, TAS), or WWCC(WA, Vic., NSW, SA, NT). Some states require more than 1 clearance such as WA. Click here for details.

Visas

ITAC are unable to enrol individuals on a student visa. If you are in Australia on a student visa, you can find CRICOS providers here.

Note: this qualification has been replaced by CHC40221 which is now open for enrolments.

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AUSTRALIA'S MOST POPULAR TEACHER AIDE COURSE

The industry standard in teacher aide training

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES

Government funded in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

PAYMENT PLANS FROM $15

Interest free plans from $15 - no hidden fees; includes all resources.

EVERYTHING INCLUDED

Free learner guides, audiobooks, e-books, live webinars & lecture library.

INTEGRATED STRUCTURE

Australia’s only integrated course structure means finishing sooner.

TEACHER AIDE COMBO

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SUPPORT

Friendly trainers with years of experience in local schools.

PLACEMENT

We visit every learner on placement to help improve their practice.

30-DAY NO OBLIGATION

So you can be sure that the course is right for you.

MODES

Supported, self-paced online mode or class-based from 1 day per week.

RESEARCH-BASED CONTENT

Learn the best practice skills that schools now demand.

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

Links with thousands of schools around Australia.

STUDENT PLACEMENT

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Distance

In today’s busy and demanding world, adult learners are looking for more flexible ways to gain qualifications, increase their job prospects and improve their earning potential. Gone are the days where students can afford to spend 20 or 30 hours per week in classroom. Advances in technology now allows students to access high quality and engaging resources in their own home.

Many students prefer to study their course without coming into class on a regular basis. This is commonly referred to as distance learning but can also be called external, online, blended or flexible learning. These terms are very similar and generally mean that:

  • There is little or no attendance on campus
  • Most learning materials are accessed through a website portal
  • Students will often have hardcopy materials as well
  • Students will still have access to support via email and phone
  • Many students still attend tutorials for additional assistance

Flexible learning (also called blended learning) is a combination of class and distance and is where a student attends some online learning and some class based learning. There are many reasons why students choose to study by distance:

  • Classes are not held in the local area
  • Work commitments
  • Family commitments
  • Health reasons
  • A want of more flexible study times
  • Time poor for various reasons
  • Previous experience meaning classes cover existing knowledge
  • Alternative study programs or pathways
  • Regular travel or hospital stays
  • Existing worker completing a traineeships or RPL

Many courses have a work placement requirement such as aged care and child care regardless of which mode of study selected however this is usually completed in the local area.

Even though students are not attending classes, they are still able to access support services including:

  • Email and phone support
  • Booking one on one tutoring
  • Attending regularly held workshops
  • Attending some classes (subject to available places)
  • Orientation and engagement sessions early and throughout the course

The online portal is a structured learning pathway. This means that students work though activities and assessments in a structured manner. This structure is easy to follow and explained step by step. Each topic has instructions on how to complete that particular topic. Resources in the portal generally include:

  • Learner guides for each topic
  • Power point presentations
  • Links to YouTube videos and websites
  • Additional readings
  • Toolboxes with videos and a range of activities
  • Practice activities
  • Free short courses such as work skills, literacy skills and Microsoft Office
  • Assessments and assessment tips and guides
  • Lectures from your trainers

Online learning is becoming more and more popular each year and many courses now enrol more online students than class based students.

If you would like more information please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at itac.edu.au

Class Based Learning

Class based learning is a popular study mode and is great for students who have not studied for a long period of time, who live closer to the training location or who simply enjoy being in class. We always recommend enrolling in a class based mode where possible as students who attend classes are typically more successful.

In today’s busy and demanding world, adult learners are looking for more flexible ways to gain qualifications, increase their job prospects and improve their earning potential. Gone are the days where students can afford to spend 20 or 30 hours per week in a classroom. Advances in technology now allows students to access high quality and engaging resources in their own home.

Flexible learning (also called blended learning) is a combination of class and distance and is where a student attends some online learning and some class based learning. Class based learning with ITAC involves the following:

  • Attend class one day per week over a period of time
  • Complete set homework activities and assessments between classes
  • Attend tutorial as needed and recommended by your trainer
  • Complete the workplace learning component
  • Regularly accessing resources and learning materials in the online portal
  • Regular contact with trainers via email, phone, individual meetings/tutorials or during class

Students tell us that they enjoy being in class for two main reasons:
Firstly, because they can easily ask questions and trainers can help students when stuck. Note that many courses have online lectures (recorded in class) for distance students.

Secondly, students enjoy the social aspect of class based learning: swapping stories, talking about the course and helping each other along the way. Many students make new friends and study together outside of class time.

There are many reasons why students choose a flexible class based study mode:

  • Attending full time is not possible
  • Work commitments
  • Family commitments
  • Health reasons
  • A want of more flexible study times
  • Time poor for various reasons
  • Previous experience meaning extensive class time is not an efficient use of time
  • Enrolled in other education programs
  • Regular travel or hospital stays

Many courses have a work placement requirement such as aged care and child care regardless of which mode of study selected however this is usually completed in the local area.

Even though students are attending classes, they are still able to access support services including:

  • Email and phone support
  • Booking one on one tutoring
  • Attending regularly held workshops
  • Attending some classes (subject to available places)
  • Orientation and engagement sessions early and throughout the course

The online portal is a structured learning pathway. This means that students work though activities and assessments in a structured manner as directed by their trainer. This structure is easy to follow and explained step by step. Each topic has instructions on how to complete that particular topic. Resources in the portal generally include:

  • Learner guides for each topic
  • Power point presentations
  • Links to YouTube videos and websites
  • Additional readings
  • Toolboxes with videos and a range of activities
  • Practice activities
  • Free short courses such as work skills, literacy skills and Microsoft Office
  • Assessments and assessment tips and guides
  • Lectures from your trainers

Flexible learning is becoming more and more popular as people become busier.

If you would like more information please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at itac.edu.au

Education Support - A Guide

Education Assistants work in schools such as kindergartens, primary schools, high schools and special needs centres.

Education Assistants work under the guidance and instruction of teachers. They can work with a single student for most of the day or float in a class or a number of classes helping many different students.

Education Assistants or EAs for short can also be called integration aides, teacher aides, support workers, teacher assistants, Aboriginal and Indigenous Education Officers or AIEOs, Home Economic Assistants, or school support officers.

Some of the main tasks of an EA includes:

  • Helping individual students with activities and learning
  • Helping small groups of students with activities and learning
  • Helping students with core skills such as reading, writing and numeracy
  • Helping students who have learning difficulties, a disability or a disorder
  • Helping the teacher with behaviour management, ensuring that students are on task
  • Helping the teacher with activities such as cleaning and preparing resources
  • Ensuring that students are safe at all times

Education Assistants are most often employed to work with students who need additional support in learning or due to a disability or behavioural issues.

EAs may also work in specialist positions such as in literacy programs or youth at risk programs.

To obtain work as an EA you will need to have the following:

  • A Working with Children Check
  • Usually a police clearance is also required
  • A relevant qualification such as the Certificate III in Disability or Certificate III in Education Support
  • A suitable demeanour, attitude and presentation to work in a school environment
  • A love of working with children and other people in a team environment
  • A good quality resume and cover letter

Education Assistants undertake many community service work tasks including but not limited to:

  • Working with parents and guardians on a daily basis
  • Assisting with case management (IEPs and IBPs)
  • Organising community events such as excursions and fetes
  • Assisting vulnerable groups of people such as low-socio economic
  • Ensuring abuse and neglect is reported to supervisors
  • Obtaining funding such as grants from government departments or local businesses
  • Organising and assisting with events such as art displays
  • Working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Assisting with a range of disabilities and disorders
  • Researching and informing clients of support services and networks
  • Liaising with community groups
  • Liaising with specialist case workers such as psychologists and teachers
  • Managing behaviour and learning
  • Planning activities and creating resources

Education assistants often work with children with disabilities including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Processing disorders
  • Developmental delay disorders
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Mental health
  • Fragile X
  • Downs Syndrome

It is generally easy to find casual and part time work as an education assistant by putting your name down at all schools in your local area. This often leads to more permanent employment. Many education assistants work part time.

When looking for work, don’t forget special needs schools which are schools within the main school that even have their own Principal, teachers and administration staff. Over 90% of people who enrol in a course to become an education assistant are female and are often mothers who are looking for family friendly work hours.

Depending on the course and level, education assistants learn the following:

  • Safety including duty of care laws
  • Education policy and regulations
  • Supporting students literacy and numeracy learning
  • Instructional techniques (how to help students learn)
  • Techniques for working with a diverse range of people
  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Developmental domains such as cognitive, language and social development
  • Basics of and techniques for working with specific disabilities and disorders
  • Creating activities and basic planning
  • Working with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Behaviour Plans (IBPs)
  • Early Years Learning Framework implementation

Working in the education sector is challenging, rewarding and is a never ending learning curve. Rarely will you be bored working as an education assistant as each day presents a new challenge.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our student advisors.

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