Certificate IV in Education Support

Certificate IV in Education Support - CHC40213

VOCATIONAL

Gain the skills you need to work in schools and communities and participate in our vocational placement.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

Are you ready to support the next generation by providing help in the classroom?

Develop the skills you need to work in schools and communities and participate in our vocational placement. Certificate IV in Education Support is designed to provide you with the essential skills to work collaboratively with teachers and students in school and community settings.

Through this certificate, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with our supervised vocational placement, allowing you to gain practical skills to support teachers in the classroom.

You’ll be studying at an institution with expert teachers, passionate researchers and strong connection to industry. Our emphasis on emerging theory and practical focus means our graduates are among the most employable in Australia.

Successful completion of this qualification and meeting requirements will provide a pathway into the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation.

Completing this certificate has opened up so many doors. ... Not only have I secured a position at a secondary school as an emergency support teacher, I've also been given a new approach to how I apply my knowledge to everyday situations.
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Changes to Free TAFE

*Free TAFE numbers are now capped with limited places for this course.

Free TAFE opportunities in the Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) are limited, your free place is only guaranteed once you have enrolled. We encourage all prospective students to enrol as soon as possible to secure a Free TAFE place.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.

These are primarily in English. Delivery will be in blocks of face-to-face or online sessions throughout the semester.

You will have access to online resources through the student portal.

The work and tasks you complete during this program will focus on the teaching and learning of young people.

Assessment may include:

  • observations
  • question-and-answer written tasks
  • oral tasks
  • group work
  • projects
  • online tasks
  • work-based assessment
  • evidence gathered from the workplace environment.

Throughout the program you will engage in placement that will develop the skills required for you to work under direct supervision in a real workplace.

Vocational placements are organised in negotiation with individual students. 

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. 

Global work, exchange and study experiences

RMIT offers a range of opportunities for our students to study abroad through global work, exchange and study experiences with over 165 partner universities worldwide.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

You'll learn about how to support children and young people from diverse backgrounds and assist in the facilitation of student learning.

You'll also develop the knowledge and skills to work with students in need of additional support and identify and respond to children and young people at risk.

As a student in this certificate, you will complete fifteen core subjects that span legislative requirements in education, working with students in need of additional suupport, identifying and responding to young people at risk, promoting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultutal safety, supporting students learning in mathematics, literacy, and outside the classroom, and more.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Education Support
Program code: C4349
National curriculum code: CHC40213

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Education Support
City Campus
1 year full time
C4349
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full time
Plan code
C4349
CRICOS

VTAC Code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan C4349 - 3200310144 

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Career

You'll qualify to work in a diverse range of education and training roles, providing assistance and support to supervisors/teachers in educational and learning environments and situations.

Possible job titles:

  • education assistant/special needs
  • education support worker
  • integration aide
  • inclusion supports facilitator
  • support worker (children with disabilities)
  • teacher aide
  • teacher assistant
  • home tutor.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum academic requirements.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Additional information

Working with Children Check

You will be required to hold a Victorian Working with Children Check valid for 5 years, prior to undertaking clinical components as part of this program.

Note: For clinical components undertaken interstate a valid Working With Children Check for that state is required.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Fees

Free TAFE for priority courses

The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.

JobTrainer courses

JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer fee waiver.

2022 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2022 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$800.00* per annum
  • 2022 government subsidised place: AU$4,000* per annum
  • 2022 full-fee place: AU$4,500* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

This program is not available to international students.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.