C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

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Plan: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Education Support
Qualification national code: CHC40213
Nominal hours: 740
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full time
Location: City
Owning school: Social Care and Health (535T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Education Support assists people wanting to work in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings that provide assistance and support to teachers and learners under broad based supervision. Education Support workers work closely with teachers, collecting and/or developing teaching resources, setting up and operating equipment, undertaking administrative and student supervision duties and participating in teaching activities. 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.

Completion of the qualification will enable you to:

  • provide teaching/learning/mentoring assistance within early childhood, primary and secondary colleges
  • provide general teaching/learning/mentoring assistance within community recreation, early childhood, literacy, numeracy and special needs support
  • work as a Home tutor
  • work as an Education Support Worker, Teacher assistant (Special Needs) or Teacher aide
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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

CHC40213 The Certificate IV in Education Support is a pathway into the VIC22451 Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

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Entrance requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements.

Working with Children Check (WWC)

You will be required to hold a valid Working with Children Check prior to undertaking practical placements. 

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External accreditation and industry links

The qualification is nationally accredited and recognised in all states and territories through the Community Services Training Package. It covers workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support to teachers and community workers to facilitate students' learning under broader-based supervision.

Industry partners are active participants in the selection of electives, delivery and assessment tasks through membership of the Industry Advisory Committee.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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