C4420 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

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Plan: C4420 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

To complete the requirements for the Certificate IV in School Based Education Support, you will be required to successfully complete 12 Core Units and 5 Elective units.

Classes are timetabled over 2- 3 days plus 1 day of compulsory workplacement and 1 day of unsupervised directed study time. Your workplacement and unsupervised directed study are an integral part of your learning and assessment for the program. Classes are interactive and give you many opportunities to discuss, share ideas and practice new skills. You will participate in class learning activities such as analysing case studies and scenarios, role plays, group and pair work, online research and reading articles. The work and tasks you complete during the program will focus on the teaching and learning of young people. Some of the units will be clustered as part of your learning and assessment.

Your assessments will be on-going through the program.

Assessment may include:

  •     question and answer written tasks
  •     oral tasks
  •     group work
  •     projects
  •     online tasks
  •     workbased assessment through demonstration and observation

You can seek recognition through the RPL process for any competencies held and for any relevant qualification or experience. See following link for further  http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;

and in addition:

  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

You will participate in compulsory workplacement (minimum 100hrs) in a regulated educational organisation such as a Primary, Secondary or Additional Needs School to gain on the job experience. You will be supported in organising your workplacement by the RMIT workplacement coordinator and relevant teachers. You will be required to complete relevant workplacement documentation e.g. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) agreements, schedules and Working with Children's Check (WWCC) documentation before you commence your workplacement. Your workplacement facilitator and relevant teachers will assist you with the documentation at the commencement of the program. You will normally complete placement one day a week across two semesters. 

Many of your units require assessment in the workplace: 

CHCEDS046 - Support students' literacy learning

CHCEDS047- Assist in facilitation of student learning 

CHCEDS048 - Work with students in need of additional learning support 

CHCEDS056 - Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder 

CHCEDS051 - Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 

CHCEDS058 - Support implementation of behaviour plans 

CHCEDS045 - Support students' mathematics learning 

CHCEDS052 - Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs 

CHCEDS059 - Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students 

CHCEDS049 - Supervise students outside the classroom 

Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence for assessment of competence, and an RMIT University assessor can visit your workplace to observe and assess your work practice and competence. 

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Program Structure

This qualification requires completion of the following:

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C4420 Core Courses

Complete all thirteen (13) courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001) 40 HWSS6013C City Campus
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001) 40 GEDU6130C City Campus
Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003) 120 BUSM8835C City Campus
Support student mathematics learning (CHCEDS045) 45 TCHE5942C City Campus
Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment (CHCEDS033) 35 HWSS8152C City Campus
Work with students in need of additional learning support (CHCEDS048) 70 TCHE5943C City Campus
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities (CHCEDS051) 70 TCHE5944C City Campus
Assist in facilitation of student learning (CHCEDS047) 50 TCHE5945C City Campus
Support the implementation of behaviour plans (CHCEDS058) 70 TCHE5946C City Campus
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures (CHCECE054) 55 HUSO5236C City Campus
Support student literacy learning (CHCEDS046) 65 TCHE5947C City Campus
Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder (CHCEDS056) 50 TCHE5948C City Campus
Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students (CHCEDS059) 30 PUBH9440C City Campus

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C4420 Elective Courses

Complete all four (4) courses:

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Work effectively with others (BSBTWK201) 40 EMPL9795C City Campus
Supervise students outside the classroom (CHCEDS049) 40 TCHE5949C City Campus
Investigate the digital education environment (VU23212) 55 TCHE5951 City Campus
Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs (CHCEDS052) 45 TCHE5950C City Campus

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Program transition plan

C4349 Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) is superseded on 20th January 2023. If you did not fully complete this program before this date you will transition into the CHC40221 Certificate IV in School based Education Support. The programs are not equivalent and there are additional units and requirements in this program. You may need to take additional study and enrol in new units and you may incur additional fees. You will work with your Program Coordinator and Manager to assist your transition. 

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