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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 18 Months
    100 Hours WP
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Opportunities:

  • Teacher Aide
  • Teachers Assistant

The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support will provide you with the skills and knowledge to offer one-on-one learning opportunities to students in need of additional support. This qualification is delivered using a combination of online learning and hands-on work in a classroom, giving you the practical experience to succeed in a variety of education support roles under the leadership of education professionals.

Units covered in this course include supporting students with mathematics, literacy learning, and much more. Please find a full list of units further below.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support by Foundation Education (RTO: 22557).

Please note that this unit has a workplacement requirement of 100 hours of work in a classroom environment catering to primary or secondary school students, within at least one school in Australia.

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Job Outcomes

  • Teacher Aide
  • Teachers Assistant
  • Education Assistant
  • Special Needs Teacher Aide

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCECE054 – Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCEDS033 – Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment
CHCEDS045 – Support student mathematics learning
CHCEDS046 – Support student literacy learning
CHCEDS047 – Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS048 – Work with students in need of additional learning support
CHCEDS051 – Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS056 – Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS058 – Support the implementation of behaviour plans
CHCEDS059 – Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCEDS049 – Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCEDS050 – Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
HLTAID012* – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

*This course contains a unit, HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third-party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Foundation Education.

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Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Foundation Education is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries, including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration.