Certificate IV in Education Support - CHC40213

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 17 units: 12 core
  • 5 elective


  • Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • Work with students in need of additional support
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Assist in production of language resources
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively
  • Establish and maintain effective networks
  • Use an e-learning management system
  • Support flexible learning in an education environment
  • Recognise stages of lifespan development
  • Coordinate e-learning programs
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • Assist in facilitation of student learning
  • Facilitate skills development and maintenance
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Support students' mathematics learning
  • Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
  • Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • Work within specific communities
  • Support students' literacy learning
  • Provide first aid
  • Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
  • Supervise students outside the classroom
  • Assist teacher to develop Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture lessons

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Nicholson Domestic: $9,538
  • Full-time : 9 months
  • Part-time : 1.5 years
St Albans Domestic: $9,538
  • Full-time : 9 months
  • Part-time : 1.5 years
Sunshine Domestic: $9,538
  • Full-time : 9 months
  • Part-time : 1.5 years
Werribee Domestic: $9,538
  • Full-time : 9 months
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee.

Certificate IV and below – Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only.Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged as an annual fee per calendar year. The maximum SSAF may apply for 2022 is $157.50. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. This means eligible students could have their tuition fees covered in 2022. Enquire: 1300 823 387.

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