CHC40221 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CHC40221 – Certificate IV in School Based Education Support via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:



Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

The Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support is designed to showcase an individual’s skills and experience in the field of education support. This qualification is tailored to meet the specific requirements of education support professionals, including assisting teachers, supporting students, and collaborating with educational institutions. Depending on the region, additional criteria may need to be fulfilled to achieve this certification due to variations in licensing and regulations.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards

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Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

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ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who assist teachers and support student learning in a range of classroom settings under the guidance of a teacher or other educational professional. At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers.

Education support workers work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17

  • 13 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 2 units from the list below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 


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


Support the implementation of behaviour plans


Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Elective Units 


Implement participation and engagement strategies


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach


Communicate with students, parents and colleagues in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language


Work effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker


Provide support for e-learning


Supervise students outside the classroom


Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs


Assist in production of language resources


Contribute to teaching of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture


Coordinate e-learning programs


Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships


Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


Participate in workplace health and safety

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