Melbourne City Institute of Education

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support - CHC40221

Melbourne City Institute of Education

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03024A

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.


  • Assist in production of language resources
  • Support student mathematics learning
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
  • Work with diverse people
  • Communicate with students parents and colleagues in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • Support the implementation of behaviour plans
  • Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • Support student literacy learning
  • Provide support for e-learning
  • Coordinate e-learning programs
  • Supervise students outside the classroom
  • Contribute to teaching of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture
  • Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
  • Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • Work with students in need of additional learning support
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
  • Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
  • Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Assist in facilitation of student learning
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
MCIE Melbourne CBD Domestic: $3,500
  • Full-time : 9 months

Fee comments

Campuses: MCIE Melbourne CBD.

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the relevant Student Handbook.

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