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Certificate IV in Education Support

CHC40213

  • Develop the skills to work as a Teacher Aide and support children with special needs with this Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213)
  • Get job-ready with practical experience through work placement
  • No entry requirements

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Teacher Aide
  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (special needs)
  • Literacy Worker
  • Education Support Worker
  • Home Tutor
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Work placement

Minimum 100 hours

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 14 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Written & workplace assignments, online quizzes & forum assessments
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Facilitating student learning
  • Implementing responsible behaviour plans
  • Delivering delegated structured learning activities to students
  • Communicating with people with complex communication needs
  • Cultural awareness
  • Safe work practices

Work placement

This course includes a total of 100 hours of professional work placement in a school (Kindergarten to Year 12). You will need to arrange your own work placement. The school needs to cater for students aged between 5 and 18 with recognised additional needs.

In your placement, you can work as an Education Support Worker or shadow a Support Worker.

Course structure

17 units

Health and safety

  1. CHCEDS001 - Comply with legislative, policy & industrial requirements in the education environment


    This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role.

    The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings.

    This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.

  2. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children & young people at risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

    This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.

  3. HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health & safety


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

    The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

Supporting students

  1. CHCEDS021 - Assist in facilitation of student learning


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning, either for individuals or for small groups.

    This unit applies to education support workers in a range of education environments who are responsible for aligning support strategies with teacher facilitation strategies to assist student learning.

    This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

  2. CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children & young people


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

    The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts.

  3. CHCEDS032 - Support learning & implementation of responsible behaviour


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist the individual and education organisation to implement responsible behaviour plans.

    The unit develops an understanding of relevant legislation and organisation policies.

    This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

Working with students

  1. CHCEDS023 - Supervise students outside the classroom


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds, community settings, and other non-classroom environments.

    The unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

  2. CHCEDS022 - Work with students in need of additional support


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have to face a range of challenges that may limit their access to, participation in or outcomes from the curriculum.

    This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

    Education support workers will apply knowledge of appropriate educational responses as part of a team supporting students with learning difficulties.

Working in the classroom

  1. CHCEDS026 - Delivery elements of teaching & learning programs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to deliver delegated structured learning activities to students.

  2. CHCEDS027 - Support flexible learning in an education environment


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with teachers to support flexible learning for students in an education environment.

    This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

Supporting students who have disabilities

  1. CHCDIS411A - Communicate using augmentative & alternative communication strategies


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to communicate with people who have complex communication needs (CCN) through effective use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and systems.

    Augmentative and alternative refers to methods that replace or supplement speech to address the needs of people whose oral speech skills limit their ability to meet their participation and communication needs.

  2. CHCEDS025 - Facilitate learning for students with disabilities


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities.

    This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

  3. CHCEDS031 - Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to provide support to students who have education needs associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

  1. CHCEDS024 - Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

    This unit applies to work undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

    It addresses inclusion of community members in school activities, demonstration that everyone is valued in day-to-day interactions and support for students' development of their self-concept.

  2. HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people


    This unit describes the communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context.

    It deals specifically with cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities.

Working professionally

  1. CHCORG428A - Reflect on & improve own professional practice


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to evaluate own work, continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice.

  2. HLTHIR403C - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers


    This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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