Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213 (Teachers/integration aide)
For people interested in pursuing a career in a school environment assisting classroom teachers and students. Successful completion of the Certificate III in Education Support allows you to work in the primary and secondary school systems as a teachers aide or integration aid, whether private or public.
The Certificate IV in Education Support 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.
Occupational titles may include:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker
- Education assistant
- Education assistant (special needs)
- Education support worker
- Home tutor
- Homeland teaching assistant
- Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
- Language worker
- Literacy worker
- Support worker (working with children with disabilities)
- Teacher aide
- Teacher assistant
DURATION OF COURSE:
12 months (may be completed earlier)
MODES OF DELIVERY:
On the job self-directed learning or Class Based. (click here for RPL details)
In your own workplace or we find a placement. Must include a minimum of 100 hours practical work within an education provider service.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
All learning resources, an individual experienced Trainer Assessor, visits in a workplace, phone/email support, free unlimited professional development, access to our ECE Facilitated Learning Facebook page.
Includes on-the-job assessment plus written assessment.
READING, WRITING AND MATHS:
You must be able to complete a range of reading, writing and math tasks to achieve this qualification. See if you have the skills.
EXAMPLES OF TASKS YOU WILL UNDERTAKE IN THIS QUALIFICATION/ROLE:
- setting up and providing experiences for children
- working with children who have additional support needs
- following policies and procedures
- recording using written documents
- understanding and following codes of practice and legislation
- working with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds
- recording information about children
- working as part of a team, participating in discussions and meetings, and following directions and instructions
ENROL OR ENQUIRE
Enrolment commencement or call us on 1800 006 533.
Enquire or call us on 1800 006 533.
For more information about our training, RPL or your fee options, please call us on 1800 006 533 or check our training information page.
Class based training occurs at our Children's Services Centre in Geelong (407-411 Thompson Road, North Geelong, 3215). One World for Children also manage the amazing One World Children's Centre. It is within this children's centre that we hold regular classes and make use of the children's centre to suppliment your experience working with children.
On-the-job training If you currently work in, or are about to commence work in an education provider service, we are happy to provide you training that makes the most of your situation. If you are just starting out or wanting to further develop your career and you have no work place available to you, One World for Children are happy to help you find an appropriate service to participate in. This is called your 'placement service'.
Prior to your commencement of training you will meet one of our friendly and experienced Trainer Assessors and they will have a discussion with you to find out what you already know. This discussion may highlight the opportunity for you to gain credits and/or exemptions toward your course completion through recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Whether in a workplace or placement, your individual Trainer Assessor will provide you with learning materials to read and reflect on, they will be contactable to support you as you learn and implement your new skills and knowledge, and they will assess your competence within your work or placement environment.
Once you start training you will be encouraged to upload your completed assessments into your own private login. This means your Trainer Assessor will receive your assessment immediately. Although you may provide your assessments through mail or by dropping them in to us, uploading ensures you receive feedback quickly and there is no concern about loss of any of your work.
Your Trainer Assessor looks for milestones that indicate you are ready for a workplace or placement visit, and once these milestones are reached they will come to you and assess your skills on the job. This is an excellent time to share your ideas and thoughts with the Trainer Assessor and for them to give you valuable feedback.
It is expected that you will achieve your Certificate IV within a 12 month time frame, of course your experience and your commitment to study can see you achieve this goal in less time.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) RPL is about gaining recognition of the skills and knowledge you already have. This process includes collecting information about your knowledge and skill using a variety of methods, ultimately resulting in you achieving credit toward units of study. RPL takes place for all learners enrolled with One World for Children prior to the formal training commencement. If you think you could apply for full RPL of your course and for more information about RPL, just click here.
The Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213 is available as a government funded option either under a traineeship or non-traineeship scheme through Skills First program funding. The Skills First program is making training more accessible to people who do not have post-school qualifications or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold.
To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If you are also under 20 years old you will be eligible. If you are over 20 years of age you will be eligible if you are enrolling into a course that is higher than any qualification you already hold.