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Certificate IV In Education Support

CHC40213 Certificate IV In Education Support

ACECQA Approved: Yes
Centrelink/DHS Approved: Yes
Recognised Australia wide: Yes

Qualification description

The 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 in Education Support 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

This 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!!! 
Much of the funding provided by the Australian Government is directed at teaching and learning in higher education through a range of initiatives. Funding varies between State / Territories so please check below for eligibility requirements for what is available in your area.

Please click here or phone ACCCO on 1300 139 406, for fees applicable to you in your local area.

    How to Apply

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

    You will need to attach the following documents with your application:

    • 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 care; 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.

    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.

    Please submit your application to Alternatively you can post or visit us.

    For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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