• Course Code
  • CHC40213
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • Online with fortnightly workshops held in Warragul and Bairnsdale.
    Course runs for 16 months.
  • Starting Date
  • February and July 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Leongatha
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

This qualification 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.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Fortnightly workshops to be held at Warragul and Bairnsdale.
Warragul workshops to be held on a Monday each fortnight.
Bairnsdale workshops to be held on a Wednesday each fortnight.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Integration aides
  • Teacher aides
  • School office administration

Opportunities for Further Study

  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Aged Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC52015 Diploma Community Services - Case Management
  • Bachelor of Education Birth to Year 6

Some Universities will accept your entry into the Bachelor of Education with marks of credit or above for this course.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age to be considered for enrolment into this course.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Students will need access to a computer and Internet connection. This may be obtained from any Federation Training campus.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information



Minimum of 100 hours of placement
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Optional textbook: Kearns.K, 'Supporting Education: The Teaching Assistant's Handbook', Pearson Publishers, 2012   Individuals can obtain this book online.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Participate in workplace health and safety


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour


Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs


Facilitate learning for students with disabilities


Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education


Supervise students outside the classroom


Work with students in need of additional support


Assist in facilitation of student learning


Support students' literacy learning


Support students' mathematics learning


Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment


Support behaviour of children and young people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work with diverse people


Practical class and placement experiences, projects, written assignments and Online quizzes

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