CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Australia's most popular teacher aide course

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


Australia's most popular teacher aide course


The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is effectively the minimum qualification that schools now require. At this level, students learn to support the behaviour and learning of children with additional needs, particularly autism. Students also learn how to support other conditions such as ADHD, intellectual disability, FASD and learning disorders.


Key highlights for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support:

  • A higher-level course that qualifies students for almost all positions.
  • Covers all the basic classroom management skills.
  • Learn to support the education of students with disabilities and disorders.
  • Has a focus on additional needs such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia.
  • Structured and supportive online mode or class-based in WA.
  • Depending on the role, completion may mean a higher starting salary.
  • Learner guides in both .pdf and audiobook format, live webinars and interactive e-learning modules are all included.
  • Assessments based on short answer questions, quizzes and work-based tasks – no essays, tests or exams!
  • Australia's only Integrated structure which means finishing earlier.
  • Earn certificates throughout your course to add to your resume.
  • Links with thousands of schools across Australia.
  • More than 50% of students choose ITAC for the Certificate IV.

Also unique to ITAC is our research-based curriculum which means learning many of the foundational skills that teachers learn at university. Because schools now expect support workers to have these skills, ITAC's courses have become the industry standard when it comes to teacher aide training in Australia. Don't risk your career with the second best - enrol with the go-to provider for teacher aide courses in Australia - ITAC.

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Course Details: CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Qualification

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Nationally recognised

Yes.

Locations

Available Australia wide.

Distance/online mode

Structured, supported and flexible self-paced mode available Australia wide. See the flyer for distance/online mode here.

Class-based mode

Available in Perth (Cockburn). Attend a series of 10 introductory workshops held 1 day per week, plus self-paced study at home. Workshops begin every school term. For class-based mode we recommend the Teacher Aide Combo. See the class calendar here. See the class-based flyer here.

Recognition of prior learning

RPL is suitable for TAs with significant industry experience, current employment as a TA, and a history of ongoing professional development. See the RPL flyer here.

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 program. Learners who have experience with children (including parents and carers), related 'people' industries such as childcare or aged care, or who have studied at this level or higher before, may complete this course in a shorter period of time.

Enrolment period

Learners are initially enrolled for 12 months. This allows for periods of illness, travel and other interruptions. ITAC is currently providing a free 4-month extension to all students due to COVID.

Assessments

Theory assessments are mainly short answer questions. Students complete work-based tasks while on placement such as a portfolio, scenarios and demonstrations. There are no exams or essays.

Work placement

This qualification requires all learners to complete a 100-hour placement in a local school (Pre-primary - Year 12).

Topics

Students study a range of best practice strategies and learn to apply them with students with additional needs particularly autism, intellectual disability and ADHD. Students study research-based behavioural and instructional techniques such as explicit instruction and systematic prompting. Students are exposed to several advanced concepts such as the zone of proximal development.

Employability

Graduates of this course are qualified to work in any TA role including schools or centres for students with additional needs, or other specialist programs.

Certificate

On completion you will be issued an embossed hardcopy certificate. Learners may also earn printable certificates for completed assessments and quizzes, as well as other awards e.g. Certificate of Merit.

Government payments (Centrelink)

Learners enrolled in this course may be eligible for government payments. See Services Australia's website for details.

Units of Competency in the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

1 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
2 CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures
3 CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education environment
4 CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
5 CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
6 CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
7 CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
8 CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
9 CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
10 CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
11 CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
12 CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
13 CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
14 CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
15 HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
16 CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
17 CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour

Click here to read a description of each unit.

Minimum requirements

No previous qualifications or experience is required. Must reside in Australia.

Physical capabilities

Ability to engage in learning activities (including games) inside and outside of the classroom.

IT resources

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

IT skills

Ability to complete basic tasks such as opening .pdf documents and watching online videos. As schools are heavily IT focused, learners should be comfortable assisting children with technology i.e. iPads.

Numeracy skills

TAs require knowledge of basic mathematical concepts such as basic calculations, converting mm to cm, finding the average of a set of numbers, and drawing basic graphs - these skills are not taught as part of this course.

Language skills

Ability to complete basic literacy tasks such as reading and comprehending a school policy. TAs need basic Engliah language skills (given that they are teaching these skills to children) e.g. know the difference between 'their', 'there' and 'they're'.

Age

Be turning 16 in the year of enrolment. Students under 18 are required to attend a career guidance interview with an ITAC trainer.

Clearances

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

Visas

ITAC are not registered to enrol learners on a student visa. If you are currently in Australia on a student visa, you can find CRICOS providers here.

Standard fee (Australia wide)

Standard fee (Australia wide)

$2500. Click here to view payment plans from $50 per week.

Class-based fee (class students only)

Resources, Booking and Amenities fee - $150

This fee covers additional class-based costs such as COVID cleaning, refreshments and materials supplied during class. It also includes a booking fee and a hard-copy learner guide. Note that this fee is non-refundable.

Commonwealth Government Subsidy (Queensland and Victoria)

Commonwealth Government Subsidy (Queensland and Victoria)

If you live in any of these states, you may be eligible for a full course fee subsidy if you:

  1. left paid employment 6 months ago or more to care for someone (children or adult), or
  2. recently (last 18 months) returned to the paid workforce from a caring role, or
  3. are currently working in any of the industries below:
    • Accommodation and food services
    • Education and training
    • Arts and recreation services
    • Retail trade
    • Administration and support services
    • Residential care services
    • Childcare services

Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.


To claim the subsidy, applicants need to complete a skills and career plan. You will also be eligible for optional (and free) coaching sessions covering skills such as digital literacy, resume writing and interview skills.


During the subsidy process, we recommend students express an interest in the Teacher Aide Combo. This course qualifies the graduate for all school-based positions and will give you a significant advantage in the job market due to having two qualifications. The Combo also maximises the skills that you will learn – making you an invaluable member of the school community. Also note that about 95% of students enrol in the combo.


To apply, simply complete our online enrolment form and follow the instructions provided.

Over 40 years of age (Australia wide)

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW)

Available Australia wide, this program pays for 50% of your course fee if you are:

  • over 40 years
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • employed and at risk of becoming unemployed or
  • recently unemployed (within last 12 months)
  • not registered for with an employment services program.

Not sure if you are eligible? If you have any questions regarding this program please call Busy at Work on 1300 359 061 or email SCOW@busyatwork.com.au.


To apply, simply complete ITAC’s enrolment form and follow the instructions provided.


Note: this funding program requires the student to pay the balance of their course fee up-front i.e. cannot be paid on a payment plan (due to government program requirements).


Students are required to complete five online quizzes focusing on career advice and guidance. These easy-to-complete quizzes take about 30 minutes in total and can be completed at any time.

Rural and Regional Scholarships

Rural and Regional Scholarships

If you are a low-income earner and live in a regional or remote area you may be eligible for an RRES scholarship. More information is available here or by calling 1800 290 979. Scholarships are available until all places are allocated so we recommend applying immediately. Payments are made directly to students.

Scholarships are available to students who:

  • meet Australian citizenship or residency requirements
  • are commencing a new course of study*
  • can provide evidence of financial need**
  • have a permanent home address in a regional or remote area, as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).


The application form, contact details and additional information can be found on this page.

*Not available for Certificate III. For 2022 start only.
**Evidence of financial need typically means being eligible for Centrelink payments or holding a concession card (or being a dependent of such a person).

Queensland state funding

Queensland state funding

If you are not eligible for the subsidies above, you may apply for state government funding (Queensland only) under the Certificate III Guarantee program or the Higher Level Skills program.

Students applying under this program are advised to complete the Cert III followed by Cert IV in order to hold both qualifications; or to enrol directly into the Teacher Aide Combo (however the TAC is not state funded).


Click here for details on this program including eligibility.


To apply, simply complete our online enrolment form and follow the instructions provided.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here for the fee schedule and subsidies for RPL mode.


Note that RPL is available for the funded programs listed above.


RPL entry: RPL is an assessment only process meaning applicants already ‘know everything’ and can therefore skip straight to the assessments. As such, RPL applicants must be currently employed in a school-based role (as an aide), have at least 7 years of experience in Australian schools, and have completed at least one other qualification. RPL is not available based on experience or qualifications in childcare services or an incomplete university program.


Accelerated student: Most RPL applicants choose to enrol in the full standard course (online mode) as an accelerated student. This means more time to complete your course, access to all resources including trainer support, and the option to progress at a much faster pace.


Credit and RPL: Many students confuse credit and RPL. Credit is for students who have completed identical units (must be identical code and title – similar units cannot legally be credited). Given ITAC’s courses use an integrated cluster structure (saving you hundreds of hours by removing duplication across units), crediting does not reduce the course duration or cost. RPL is the best option in these cases, if eligible. The benefit of prior study is that students can use their existing knowledge to work through our self-paced courses at a much faster rate.

General eligibility

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

To be eligible for government funding for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support under the Higher Level Skills program, applicants must:

  • be aged 15 years or over
  • be no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen (or an Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen)
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school).

Read full details and criteria by clicking here.

General eligibility

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

To be eligible for government funding for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support under the Higher Level Skills program, applicants must:

  • be aged 15 years or over
  • be no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen (or an Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen)
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school).

Concessional fees apply when:

  • the student meets the requirements for a program (above), and
  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card (or is the partner/dependant of a person who holds a card and is named on the card) or
  • the student provides ITAC with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or
  • the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or
  • The student has a disability.

Read full details and criteria by clicking here.

General eligibility

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

To be eligible for government funding for the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, applicants must:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen (or an Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen)
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification (not including qualifications completed in high school).

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

To be eligible for government funding for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support under the Higher Level Skills program, applicants must:

  • be aged 15 years or over
  • be no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen (or an Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen)
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school).

Concessional fees apply when:

  • the student meets the requirements for a program (above), and
  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card (or is the partner/dependant of a person who holds a card and is named on the card) or
  • the student provides ITAC with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or
  • the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or
  • The student has a disability.

Read full details and criteria by clicking here.

Year 12 Graduate (fee free)

To be eligible for free training for the CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support, applicants must:

  • meet the above Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility criteria,
  • have evidence of completing Year 12 in Queensland such as a QCE, and
  • commence training by the end of the year after completing Year 12.

Read full details and criteria by clicking here.

Frequency

Per Payment

# Payments

Total Cost

Weekly

$50 per week

50

$2500

Fortnightly

$100 per fortnight

25

$2500

Monthly

$250 per month

10

$2500

2 Payments*

$1250 per month

2

$2500

*Due to regulations, ITAC cannot accept course fees of more than $1500 in advance. The second payment will be automatically scheduled approximately 32 days after your start date (once the 30-day no-obligation period has expired and all units have been started as per the Learning and Assessment Plan).

Frequency

Per Payment

# Payments

Total Cost

Weekly

$30 per week

40

$1200

Fortnightly

$60 per fortnight

20

$1200

Monthly

$120 per month

10

$1200

Up front

$1200 month

1

$1200

Frequency

Per Payment

# Payments

Total Cost

Weekly

$20 per week

26

$520

Fortnightly

$40 per fortnight

13

$520

Up front

$520

1

$520

Frequency

Per Payment

# Payments

Total Cost

Weekly

$30 per week

24

$720

Fortnightly

$60 per fortnight

12

$720

Up front

$720

1

$720

Frequency

Per Payment

# Payments

Total Cost

Weekly

$15 per week

24

$360

Monthly

$30 per month

12

$360

Up front

$360

1

$360

Frequency

Per Payment

# Payments

Total Cost

Weekly

$60 per week

32

$1920

Fortnightly

$120 per fortnight

12

$1920

Monthly

$240 per month

8

$1920

Two payments*

$960

2

$1920

*Due to regulations, ITAC cannot accept course fees of more than $1500 in advance. The second payment will be automatically scheduled approximately 32 days after your start date (once the 30-day no-obligation period has expired and all units have been started as per the Learning and Assessment Plan).

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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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CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

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