Certificate IV in Education Support

cert IV education support
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Leongatha; Online; Traralgon; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year - February to October
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Work Based; Traineeship; Full Time
Starting Date
  • Ongoing

Term 1, 2, 3 & 4


Online Leongatha
Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Email: leorecept@federationtraining.edu.au

Fiona de Haan
Phone: (03) 5127 0616
Email: F.deHaan@federationtraining.edu.au

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC Morwell 3841

Course Overview

This qualification allows the education support worker to provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Education Support.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

Occupational titles may include:

  • Education Support Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Education Officer

Entry Requirements

Sufficient validated experience in directly supervised learning support roles as an education support worker, child care worker, home/volunteer tutor or similar role to indicate likely success at this level of qualification.


Successful completion of a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in education support, children's services or a related area.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


100 hours of Placement in an educational setting is required to receive the qualification.

Assessment options may include:

  • Practical experiences
  • Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions
  • Documents/folio
  • Journals
  • Oral presentations
  • Interviews
  • Videos
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Recognition of prior learning

Opportunities For Further Study


Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Compulsory (12 units)
Support behaviour of children and young people
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
Assist in facilitation of student learning
Work with students in need of additional support
Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Participate in work health and safety
A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information.