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About This Course

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support opens doors to advanced opportunities in classrooms across Australia. Imagine providing specialised support for children with additional needs and making a significant impact on their lives. With experienced local trainers across all major areas of Australia, we offer tailored support nationwide.

ITAC's unique integrated course model streamlines your learning into four comprehensive modules, replacing multiple repetitive units of competency. This approach saves you months of study time, allowing you to advance your career sooner.

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support focuses on advanced skills for working with students who have various disabilities and disorders. Key concepts include classroom management, specialised support strategies, and research-based behavioural and instructional techniques.

A mandatory 100-hour work placement offers hands-on experience and potential employment pathways. This self-paced course is designed for completion in 26 weeks (600 hours), with an 18-month enrolment period to accommodate various learning paces.

Your Benefits & Features
  • No exams, tests or essays
  • Nationwide trainer network
  • Interest-free payment plans
  • 30-day no-obligation period
  • JobAssist Program
  • Integrated structure: Time-saving
  • Local support across Australia
  • Links with 1000s of schools
  • Family-friendly work hours
  • Regular online catch-up sessions
  • All learning materials
  • Practical skill development

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

  • Qualification:
    CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
  • Accreditation:
    Nationally Recognised
  • Availability:
    Australia-wide, with local support across major cities and regions
  • Local Support:
    Experienced trainers in all major states for localised guidance
  • Duration:
    26 weeks (600 hours). Faster for those with relevant experience, including parents/caregivers
  • Enrolment:
    18-month window to accommodate for illness or other life events
  • Topics:
    Classroom management and instructional support strategies aimed at assisting students with additional needs, such as ADHD, autism, and learning disorders
  • Placement:
    100 hours with support from local trainers [Visit Work Placement page]
  • Online Mode:
    Enrol anytime, with support from local trainers
  • Class Mode:
    Available in WA [View calendar]
  • Fast-Track:
    Available [Read more]
  • RPL:
    Available to experienced candidates [Read more]
  • Integrated:
    Yes [Read more]
  • Fees:
    $3,500 standard [See Fees tab]
  • Payment Plan:
    Interest-free options [See Fees tab]
  • Centrelink:
    Eligible for payments during studies
Standard Fee

Standard fee (Australia wide) - $3,500

Complete Cost Breakdown and Savings (Certificate IV)
Enrolment Fee $180 Waived
Resource Fee $500 Waived
E-Learning Platform Fee $265 Waived
Class-based Fee (inc. Virtual) $650 Waived
Payment Plan Setup $160 Waived
Transaction Fees $89 Waived
Payment Plan Surcharge $800 Waived
Site Visit Fees $625 Waived
Priority Printing Fee $95 Waived
Student Services and Amenities $75 Waived
Career Counseling Service $140 Waived
Course Extension (from 12 to 18 months) $1,975 Waived
JobAssist Access ($120 pm) $2,160 Waived
Comprehensive Engagement Program $700 Waived
Certificate IV Fee $3,500  
Total Value of Inclusions: $11,914  
Less Waived Items $8,414  
Total Savings $8,414 71%
Total Payable after Savings $3,500  

Payment Plan Options - Certificate IV

Frequency Per Payment # Payments Total Cost
Weekly (12 months) $67.31 52 $3,500
Weekly (9 months) $92.11 38 $3,500
Weekly (6 months) $134.62 26 $3,500
Weekly (3 months) $291.67 12 $3,500
Fortnightly (12 months) $134.62 26 $3,500
Fortnightly (9 months) $194.44 18 $3,500
Fortnightly (6 months) $291.67 12 $3,500
Fortnightly (3 months) $583.33 6 $3,500
Monthly (12 months) $291.67 12 $3,500
Monthly (9 months) $388.89 9 $3,500
Monthly (6 months) $583.33 6 $3,500
Monthly (3 months) $1166.67 3 $3,500
Monthly (2 months)* $1500 / $2000 2 $3,500

* Due to regulations ITAC cannot receive more than $1500 in advance. The second payment is scheduled soon after the 30-day census period. Students may request fees be paid over 3-6 payments.

What you need to know:

1. All fees marked 'Waived' are conditional on fair and standard use and subject to institutional policies. 2. Waived fees are part of the total course package and payable fees are not subject to reduction if unused or declined. 3. Services are subject to availability. 4. Transaction fees include standard card and transaction fees normally charged by vendors; it excludes dishonour fees and any additional fees charged by the student’s institution. 5. The total course value may include estimations and may vary depending on utilisation. 6. Small incidental costs may be occasionally incurred, such as the cost of applying for a clearance and minor resources for creating children’s activities. 7. Regulatory Compliance: All financial arrangements are compliant with Australian educational financial regulations. 8. Students are advised to read the Direct Debit TnCs, Enrolment TnCs, Student Handbook, and familiarise themselves with all Student Policies.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Payment Plan Options - Certificate IV RPL

Frequency Per Payment # Payments Total Cost
Weekly $48.08 52 $2,500
Fortnightly $96.15 26 $2,500
Monthly $208 12 $2,500
2 Payments* $1500 / $1000 2 $2,500

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

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education environment
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCDIS018 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCEDS036 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
CHCEDS061 Support responsible student behaviour
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 English 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.

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is an advanced qualification that prepares you for specialised roles in Australian classrooms. This education support course focuses on advanced skills for working with students who have various disabilities and disorders. Key concepts include classroom management, specialised support strategies, and research-based behavioural and instructional techniques.

Our innovative integrated course model for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support streamlines your learning into four comprehensive modules, replacing multiple repetitive units of competency. This approach significantly reduces your study time, allowing you to advance your education support career sooner.

Education assistant supervising students in an australian classroom.

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is designed to be completed in 26 weeks (approximately 600 hours). However, we offer an extended 18-month enrolment period to accommodate various learning paces and life commitments. This flexibility ensures that all students pursuing their advanced education support qualification, including those balancing work or family responsibilities, have ample time to successfully complete the course.

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on our network of experienced, friendly local trainers across Australia to support your advanced education support studies. We have trainers based in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast. We also regularly travel to other areas like the ACT and regional locations such as Southwest WA.

Our local trainers provide personalised support for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, offer insights into your area's education landscape, and guide you throughout your studies. This local expertise ensures you receive relevant, up-to-date knowledge applicable to schools in your region.

Graduates of the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support are qualified for advanced education support roles within Australian schools. These positions typically involve providing specialised support for students with additional needs, assisting in the development and implementation of individual education plans, and collaborating closely with teachers and other professionals.

The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support opens doors to more responsible and higher-paying roles in the education sector, enhancing your career prospects significantly.

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support includes a 100-hour practical placement in a school setting. This hands-on experience is crucial for applying the advanced education support skills you'll learn during the course. The placement provides real-world practice in supporting students with diverse needs and enhances your job prospects by demonstrating your competence in specialised educational support scenarios.

You'll be supported throughout your placement by our local trainers who have extensive experience working in schools in your area. As part of our commitment to your learning, ITAC visits every student on placement – an integral and very important part of your educational journey in the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support uses a variety of assessment methods designed to be practical and relevant to your future advanced education support career:

  1. Short-answer questions and knowledge checks
  2. Work-based projects and portfolio development
  3. Practical tasks that demonstrate your skills in real educational settings
  4. A friendly demonstration of your abilities, observed by an experienced local trainer during your placement

Our assessment approach eliminates the need for cumbersome essays and exams. Instead, we focus on evaluating your skills in ways that directly relate to your future role as an advanced education support professional.

At ITAC, we're committed to your success in the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support. Throughout your studies, you'll have access to:

  1. Regular contact with experienced local trainers who understand your region's educational landscape
  2. Online resources and study materials
  3. Weekly live Q&A sessions
  4. Placement support and workplace visits
  5. Our JobAssist program to help you transition into advanced education support roles

Our support systems are designed to help you balance your advanced education support studies with other life commitments and ensure you have the guidance you need to succeed.

The Accelerated Mode for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is designed for mature-aged students who can leverage their extensive work and life experience to complete their qualification more efficiently. This mode is particularly suitable for:

  • Those who have raised children
  • Individuals with experience in 'people' or 'caring' industries
  • Students who have studied at higher levels

Key features of the Accelerated Mode include:

  1. Flexible and self-paced learning
  2. Full 18-month enrolment period
  3. Structured and supported pathway
  4. Adult-friendly learning environment
  5. Full trainer support throughout the course
  6. Access to our JobAssist program

The Accelerated Mode allows students to progress at a faster pace while still meeting and exceeding the required competency standards. This approach can lead to earlier entry into the workforce, potentially increasing earning potential.

To be eligible for the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support Accelerated Mode, candidates need to demonstrate relevant work-life experience. This can come from various sources, including:

  • Parenting experience
  • Paid or voluntary work in child-related roles
  • Experience in adjacent industries (e.g., aged care, youth work)
  • Unrelated work or volunteer experience
  • Previous relevant training or study

Applicants will need to provide examples of their experience and supporting evidence during the application process. Our online application form will guide you through this process.

It's important to note that while the Accelerated Mode offers a faster pathway, all students still have access to the full 18-month enrolment period if needed. This ensures that even if life commitments arise, you have ample time to complete your qualification.

The Accelerated Mode is an excellent alternative to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for many students, as it provides access to all course materials and full trainer support, allowing you to refresh and expand your skills while progressing through the course.

By choosing the Accelerated Mode for your CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, you're opting for a flexible, efficient pathway that recognises and builds upon your existing skills and experience.

ITAC stands out as Australia's leading provider of advanced education support qualifications, including the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, for several reasons:

  1. Local expertise: Our network of experienced trainers across Australia provides location-specific insights and support.
  2. Innovative learning model: Our integrated course approach saves you time without compromising on quality.
  3. Practical focus: Our assessments and 100-hour placement prepare you for real-world scenarios in advanced education support.
  4. Flexible study options: Choose from online, class-based, or accelerated modes to suit your lifestyle.
  5. Ongoing support: From enrolment to job placement, we're with you every step of the way.

By choosing ITAC for your CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, you're investing in a high-quality, industry-recognised qualification that sets you up for success in your advanced education support career.

Course Includes:

  • Australia-Wide Support Yes
  • Interest-Free Plans Yes
  • Integrated Structure Yes
  • No-Obligation Period Yes
  • Flexible Learning Yes
  • No Exams or Essays Yes
  • Start Anytime Yes
  • Local Trainers Yes

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