CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support reflects the role of professionals in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education. This qualification will train you to provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers.

Nationally Recognised


Practical Placement

Least 100 hours of work that we can help you organise (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)

Delivery Mode

Classroom based, Workplace, Virtual/Blended


Please contact the administration team for more information.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.
Working with Children Check required before undertaking Work Placement.

Career Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support provides for employment in the following roles:

Funding Eligibility

Victorian residents who undertake training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

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Fees Schedule

Qualification Code and Name Units Estimated Duration Administration Charges (Non Refundable) Skills First Tuition Fee *Skills First Concession Tuition Fee Fee For Service
CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support 17 12 months $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3500.00

This qualification is funded (under Skills First Program) for eligible candidates only for Non Traineeship and Traineeship.

*Concession fee is applicable to eligible students only, as per the latest Skills First Fee Guidelines. Contact AET to check fee concession eligibility.
Please be aware that if your course is being subsidised by the Victorian Government under the Skills First program that enrolling in the above course may affect your future training options and eligibility for further government subsidised training under the Skills First program.

For more information on government subsidised training use the following link: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

The tuition fees are indicative and may be varied subject to individual circumstances on enrolment.


This course has 17 units of competency:

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures Core
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment Core
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning Core
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning Core
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning Core
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support Core
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities Core
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder Core
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans Core
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCEDS053 Assist in production of language resources Elective
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom Elective
CHCEDS041 Set up and sustain learning areas Elective
CHCEDS050 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education Elective