Certificate IV in Education Support

Course code CHC40213
Start date(s) February/July
Course lengthPart time: 1 year
Campus Waverley
Study mode Part time
International course No
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  • Course Overview

    This course is designed for you if you are working or intending to work in education support areas, including early childhood education, primary and secondary schools, vocational and higher education and community education.

    The course covers work in a range of education and school settings that provide assistance and support to teachers to facilitate students learning under broad based supervision.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests and practical application projects.


    CHCECE006Support behaviours of children and young people
    CHCEDS022Work with students in need of additional support
    CHCEDS032Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
    CHCEDS025Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCEDS024Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    CHCEDS001Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCEDS021Assist in facilitation of student learning
    CHCEDS023Supervise students outside the classroom
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
    CHCEDS027Support flexible learning in an education environment
    BSBDES502AEstablish, negotiate and refine a design brief
    CHCEDS019Support students' mathematics learning
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • Working with Children Check

    Selection Process

    • Language, literacy and numeracy exercise 
    • Interview
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.

    Career Opportunities

    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer
    • Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
    • Education assistant
    • Education support worker
    • Support worker (children with disabilities)
    • Language and literacy worker
    • Teacher's aid
    • Teacher assistant
    • Home tutor
  • Dates


    You will attend class each Friday of school term from 9am - 4pm.

  • How to Apply


    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Early Childhood Education Department

    03 9564 6267


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
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    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$3050
    Full Fee$7150

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Education Support Open Days

  • 21Jun
    Education Support

    At Holmesglen, we understand that everyone is an individual, with different learning styles and goals. Our education programs focus on developing the practical skills you need to be a strong, independent individual.

    This session will provide you information on the Certificate III in Education Support and how we can assist you to discover the skills you need to become an Education Support worker.

    The session starts promptly at 4pm.

    Visit us on Open Day to join us for a presentation by our experienced trainers, highlighting the Certificate III in Education Support, placement opportunities and pathway options. If you wish to attend the event at our Waverley campus for the Certificate IV in Education Support please register via the Early Childhood Education event page.

    - , Thu 21 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia