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CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

National ID CHC40221 State ID BGY4

Support our young people to achieve a bright future.

The Certificate IV in School Based Education Support provides participants with the skills to become a teacher's aide or education assistant in a kindergarten, pre-primary, primary or secondary school — including for students with special needs.

staff and student working in classroom

This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

CampusesBroome Campus.

When Available all year.

Study Mode Online.


You will learn how to support qualified teachers in the classroom, providing supervision and one-to-one student support in English, reading and maths.

At this level, workers may be involved in facilitation of learning for a range of instructional groupings, including for those students in need of additional support. In these roles, the education support worker sources and analyses information from diverse sources, may work with limited direct supervision and could provide guidance to other workers.

Education assistants and Special needs education assistants work in all schools throughout the Kimberley and Pilbara.

As part of this qualification, participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement in order to apply the skills and knowledge learned.

Students will gain skills to support school students in facilitating and implementing: 

  • Literacy and numeracy support 
  • Individual and group support 
  • Behaviour management strategies 
  • Additional needs 
  • Working with others 
  • You are looking to become an Education assistant / Education support worker
  • You are already employed as an Education assistant / Education support worker
  • You hold a Certificate III in School Based Education Support and want to progress your skills

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Available all year


Duration 3 Semesters
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
How Online

Units and fees


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $0.00 $6.95
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures $0.00 $0.00 $4.60
CHCEDS033 Meet legal and ethical obligations in an education support environment $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS046 Support student literacy learning $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS047 Assist in facilitation of student learning $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS051 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS058 Support the implementation of behaviour plans $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCEDS059 Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students $0.00 $0.00 $20.15
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice $0.00 $0.00 $9.40
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk $0.00 $0.00 $6.95


National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Supervise students outside the classroom
$0.00 $0.00 $20.15
Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
$0.00 $0.00 $20.15
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
$0.00 $0.00 $12.90
Participate in workplace health and safety
$0.00 $0.00 $6.95

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2024.
  • All units required to gain this qualification. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course.
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit the DTWD website.

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you have already completed or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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