Certificate IV in
School Based Education Support

Quick Facts


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Course Overview

Enhance your job prospects, by completing the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, where you will be qualified to work with children with additional needs. This course Is designed for individuals who are either currently working or wish to work as an Education Assistant in a school environment under the guidance of a teacher.

At this level, Education Assistants may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including students who need additional support. Education Support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools either in mainstream schools or education support centres.

Career Outlook

After completing a Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, here’s what you can expect:

What types of job roles could I pursue?

Education Assistant
Teacher Aide
Student Support Officer
Learning Support Officer
School Support Officer

What might my employment setting look like?

Primary Schools
Secondary Schools
Special Education Schools

What types of skills are important for these roles?

Patience and Empathy
Communication Skills
Organisational Skills
Adaptability and Problem-Solving

Course Description

Course Delivery

Our Certificate IV in School Based Education Support is offered in a classroom-based learning format at select locations. This course is delivered through Gateway Training Academy, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 32305).

Student Resources Provided

Depending on your chosen method of course delivery, the following resources may be provided:
– Comprehensive workbooks for course material.
– Access to computers and relevant software during classroom sessions.
– A personalised student training plan.
– Guidance from dedicated and qualified trainers
– Specialised assessment tools for effective learning.

Entry Requirements

This course has no specific academic prerequisites. Students are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) – assistance available – along with photo identification, and meet the necessary language, literacy, and numeracy standards.

Certification Upon Completion

Successful completion of this qualification results in:
– A Nationally Recognised Certificate & Transcript, or
– A Statement of Attainment for competency in at least one unit.

Course Structure

This program requires you to complete 17 units of competencies: 13 core units and 4 elective units.

Core Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support the implementation of behaviour plans
Work with diverse people
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
Support student mathematics learning
Support student literacy learning
Assist in facilitation of student learning
Work with students in need of additional learning support
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Elective Units
Unit Code
Unit Name
Participate in workplace health and safety
Support responsible student behaviour
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

Government Subsidies

The Jobs & Skills WA program offers government financial assistance to eligible students, aimed at supporting the development of a skilled workforce in Western Australia. Gateway Training Academy (RTO Code: 32305) is proud to be contracted by the State Government to deliver select qualifications through this program.

Smart and Skilled is a New South Wales government initiative that enables eligible students to access affordable, government-subsidised training courses. Gateway Training Academy (RTO Code: 32305) is a Smart and Skilled provider, offering a range of qualifications under this program.

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What our students are saying

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I am learning so much but I am thoroughly enjoying the training I am receiving. The whole organisation of staff including the teacher are absolutely wonderful.
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They were so helpful and understanding!! Gateway Training Academy has taught me so much of what I needed to know for my job, and were so considerate when I was struggling to finish before the deadline. The whole team was so amazing! Thanks to all who helped me during my course!!
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I am extremely grateful to Gateway Training Academy for their exceptional professionalism throughout the training program. Their dedication, expertise, and attention to detail have greatly contributed to my personal and professional growth.
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