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Cert IV in Education Support

Qualify and Work as a Teacher Aide (TA)

Read more about our Education Support Courses held in a Primary School.

Education Support (Cert IV)

Cert IV in Education Support (Teacher Aide) CHC40213

Qualify and work as a Teacher Aide (TA), it is the best time to be trained. With more than 50,000 TA job openings in Australian schools in the next 5 years.

Course Structure

Course Fees

Course Units of Competency

Work Placements

Course Requirements

Course FAQs


Cert IV Course Fees (Year 2021)

Student Eligible for Funding
& Eligible for Concession

To Be Confirmed

Student Eligible for Funding
& NOT Eligible for Concession

To be Confirmed

NOT Eligible for Funding & NOT Eligible for Concession

To Be Confirmed

Please note that student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Fees exclude the cost of textbooks and the HLTAID003 (Apply First Aid) unit of competency. Skills First Funding is available up to a maximum of 608 Nominal Hours for the Cert III in Educational Support. Payment plans are available: 30% deposit to be paid upon enrolment into the course, followed by 7 fortnightly direct debit payments of 10%.

Teacher Aides

Industry Information

Teacher Aides have become an integral part of the typical Australian classroom

Studies have shown that Teacher Aides (TAs) are having incredible positive effect in the classroom and making a real difference in the Australian school community. Classroom teachers are saying that TAs help to reduce stress, workload and disruption in class. Qualifying as a TAs, mums are return to work in three different areas of employment in schools; as a teacher aide where they working directly with students supporting their learning, in office administration roles and in other school roles such as sickbay duties.

Course Structure

  • Course designed to train Multi-skilled Teacher Aides to work in classroom, school office or sick bay.

  • Comprises 17 Units of Competencies to be completed in 32 weeks (face to face learning).

  • Class attendance requires once a week of theory (9.30am – 2pm).

  • No classes during school holidays.

  • Complete homework via Eastern College’s online learning portal.

  • Our trainer can support you through study and homework tips.

  • Requires Level 2 in First Aid (not needed if you have a valid First Aid certificate).

  • Mums learning and supporting each other in a familiar location, this course gives fantastic support to Mums returning to work after many years.


Units of Competency


CHCDIV001 (CORE) - 40 Hours

Work with diverse people


CHCDIV002 (CORE) - 25 Hours

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety.


CHCECE006 (CORE) - 30 Hours

Support behaviour of children and young people.


CHCEDS001 (CORE) - 35 Hours

Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment.


CHCEDS021 (CORE) - 50 Hours

Assist in facilitation of student learning.


CHCEDS022 (CORE) - 50 Hours

Work with students in need of additional support.


CHCEDS024 (CORE) - 55 Hours

Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education.


CHCEDS025 (CORE) - 50 Hours

Facilitate learning for students with disabilities.


CHCEDS032 (CORE) - 55 Hours

Support the development of numeracy skills.


CHCPRP003 (CORE) - 120 Hours

Reflect on and improve own professional practice.


CHCPRT001 (CORE) - 40 Hours

Contribute to the health and safety of students.


HLTWHS001 (CORE) - 20 Hours

Participate in workplace health and safety.


CHCDIS009 (ELECTIVE) - 40 Hours

Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach.


CHCEDS019 (ELECTIVE) - 40 Hours

Support students’ mathematics learning.


CHCEDS020 (ELECTIVE) - 40 Hours

Support students’ literacy learning.


CHCEDS023 (ELECTIVE) - 30 Hours

Supervise students outside the classroom.


CHCEDS031 (ELECTIVE) - 45 Hours

Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder.


Work Placement

100 hours of placement, once a week for approximately 17 weeks.

This is unpaid work placement.

A roster is usually available 1-2 months into the course.

Supported by an allocated teacher within a classroom as well as your course trainer.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

LLN Requirement

An applicant for this course will be deemed to have sufficient LLN proficiency if they can demonstrate the following minimum ACSF levels:

Level 2 in Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, and Numeracy.

Initial pre-training assessment will be conducted by reviewing the prospective student’s qualifications, on-line application and/or written application form.

As a general guide the following will meet the minimum requirements:

  • The applicant was born in a country where the official language is English and they have completed at least one year of a senior secondary qualification or at least one year of full-time study at a minimum AQF level 2 (or equivalent).
  • They were not born in in a country where the official language is English, but have completed at least one year of a senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time study at a minimum AQF level 2 (or equivalent) in which the qualification was undertaken in English.

Further pre-training assessment shall be conducted during the mandatory face-to-face interview. Where pre-training assessment suggests ACSF levels are below the recommended level the prospective student may be directed to complete a foundation skills course (at their expense) prior to acceptance into the course.

COVID19 Update

Important Announcement
As schools in Melbourne gradually return to a post COVID19 normal, TAmums continue to take advise from the government and education authorities on the safety, wellbeing and guidance for our students taking the courses and doing their placements in schools. Happy to share that we are commencing classes again in Berwick Lodge Primary School in 2021.

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