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CHC40213 Certificate IV In Education Support

CHC40213 Certificate IV In Education Support

Centrelink/DHS Approved: Yes
NQF Approved Qualification List: Yes 
Recognised Australia wide: Yes

Qualification Description

The CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support prepares students for working in a range of education support roles. It is most suited to roles which support Teachers in schools, particularly roles which work with children with additional needs and/or with a higher level of responsibility or autonomy.

Employment Areas

The Certificate IV qualification provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Teacher Aide in schools, preschools/kindergartens
  • Education Support staff
  • Education Assistant (special needs, language/literacy, cultural support)
  • Home tutor
  • Early Childhood Assistant Educator (long day care, family day care)
  • School Age Care Assistant Educator (vacation care, OSHC, Kindergarten) 

>  See information in the column right about practical assessment in this qualification if you are seeking this employment area

Entry Requirements

Learning Areas

The certificate IV qualification provides skills for working in schools and other education environments. There are 17 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Working effectively with students, including managing behaviour and supervision
  • Supporting child/student development and learning within a curriculum framework, specifically literacy and numeracy
  • Working with diverse people, specifically those with additional needs
  • Following legal and ethical frameworks, including child protection and policies

A full list of units and assessment methods is found on the column to the right.

Study Options 

ACCCO offers a variety of delivery options that allows students to complete the qualification in a mode/s that suit individual learning requirements:

Help and Support

All students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer who will guide them through the qualification. Trainers are all qualified in education and have at least 5 years experience completing the job you are endeavouring to hold. Trainers offer regular phone, email and face to face support in the workplace so you always have help when you need it!


This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!!  Funding varies between State / Territories so please check your eligibility requirements for what is available to you in your area. 

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    How to Apply

    1. Choose Your Course

    Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an enrolment form and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).

    Check you meet:

    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • English Language & Academic Requirements
    • Appropriate Visa Requirements

    2. Prepare Your Application

    Complete the Enrolment Form, LLN indicator and prepare details of:

    • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)                                                                        - If passport provided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
    • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
    • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.

    3. Submit Your Application

    Submit your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents to Alternatively you can post or visit us.

    4. Process of Your Application

    Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.

    *Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided.

    5. Letter of Offer

    ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.

    6. Confirm Your Enrolment

    If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.

    Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

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    For assistance with your enrolment, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us now and we'll get you started...

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