CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
Release 1. CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers.
Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Total number of units = 17
- 13 core units
- 4 elective units, consisting of:
- at least 2 units from the list below
- up to 2 units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.
The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
Work with diverse people
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
Support student mathematics learning
Support student literacy learning
Assist in facilitation of student learning
Work with students in need of additional learning support
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
Support the implementation of behaviour plans
Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Implement participation and engagement strategies
Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Communicate with students, parents and colleagues in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language
Work effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
Provide support for e-learning
Supervise students outside the classroom
Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
Assist in production of language resources
Contribute to teaching of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture
Coordinate e-learning programs
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Participate in workplace health and safety