CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support


The CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support reflects the role of professionals in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education. This qualification will train you to 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.

Nationally Recognised


Practical Placement

Least 100 hours of work that we can help you organise (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)

Delivery Mode

Classroom based, Workplace, Virtual/Blended

Estimated Course Duration

52 Weeks


Various locations across Qld

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.
Working with Children Check required before undertaking Work Placement.

Career Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support provides for employment in the following roles:

Funding Eligibility

This Course is subsidised under the 2023-2024 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

To be eligible to enrol in the Higher Level Skills program, prospective participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

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(In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply for participation in certain subsidised qualifications. Any additional eligibility requirements will be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the Queensland Training Subsidies List.)

Co-Contribution Fees (For Higher Level Skills Program)

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support $2.00 PER UNIT,
$34.00 TOTAL
$1.00 PER UNIT,
$17.00 TOTAL

Co-contribution Fee represents the total non-government subsidised portion of essential training costs for the participant to undertake the qualification. This fee includes total cost to the student to enrol, undertake training and be awarded the qualification


This course has 17 units of competency:

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures Core
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment Core
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning Core
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning Core
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning Core
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support Core
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities Core
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder Core
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans Core
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCEDS053 Assist in production of language resources Elective
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom Elective
CHCEDS041 Set up and sustain learning areas Elective
CHCEDS050 Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education Elective