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Qualification details

CHC41708 - Certificate IV in Education Support (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC41712 - Certificate IV in Education SupportUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Occupational title of ‘child care worker’ to ‘childhood educator’ and ‘early childhood educator’. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development N/A
CHCCD413D - Work within specific communitiesWork within specific communities N/A
CHCCHILD301A - Support behaviour of children and young peopleSupport behaviour of children and young people N/A
CHCCHILD401A - Identify and respond to children and young people at riskIdentify and respond to children and young people at risk N/A
CHCCHILD404A - Support the rights and safety of children and young peopleSupport the rights and safety of children and young people N/A
CHCCS305B - Assist clients with medicationAssist clients with medication N/A
CHCCS425A - Support health professionalSupport health professional N/A
CHCCS506A - Promote and respond to workplace diversityPromote and respond to workplace diversity N/A
CHCDIS405A - Facilitate skills development and maintenanceFacilitate skills development and maintenance N/A
CHCEDS301A - Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environmentComply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 422116 Teachers' Aide 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6311-15 Teachers Aide 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Children's Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Teacher's Aide 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 422116 Teachers' Aide 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6311-15 Teachers Aide 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification covers workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support to teachers to facilitate students' learning under broad based supervision. 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.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer
  • Indigenous language and culture teaching assistant
  • Education assistant
  • Language worker
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Literacy worker
  • Education support worker
  • Support worker (children with disabilities)
  • Education worker
  • Teacher aide
  • Home tutor
  • Teacher assistant
  • Homeland teaching assistant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To gain entry into CHC41708 Certificate IV in Education Support  candidates require:

  • Sufficient validated experience in directly supervised learning support roles as an education support worker, child care worker, home/volunteer tutor or similar role to indicate likely success at this level of qualification

OR 

  • Successful completion of a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in education support, children's services or a related area.

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units

A range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCHILD301A Support behaviour of children and young people 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

CHCEDS301A Comply with legislative , policy and industrial requirements in the education environment 

CHCEDS312A Work with diversity in the education environment 

CHCEDS407A Collect and analyse information to inform work strategies 

CHCEDS410A Assist in facilitation of student learning 

CHCEDS411A Use high -level communication skills in the education workplace 

CHCEDS412A Contribute to continuous improvement processes within the education environment 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking education support work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs. Relevant electives are listed below, with some grouping provided to guide selection for identified areas of work. Electives may be selected from one or more groups.

Literacy and numeracy electives 

CHCEDS408A Support students' mathematics learning for numeracy 

CHCEDS409A Support students' literacy learning 

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language , literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 

Special needs education support work 

CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication  (Note pre -requisite  HLTAP301B)

CHCCS425A Support health professional 

CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance 

CHCEDS413A Support students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities 

CHCEDS434A Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder 

CHCEDS417A Facilitate learning for students with disabilities 

CHCEDS421A Provide support to students with hearing disabilities 

CHCEDS424A Facilitate learning for students with intellectual disabilities  (Note pre -requisite  CHCEDS417A)

CHCEDS425A Facilitate learning for students with speech /language disabilities  (Note pre -requisite  CHCEDS417A)

CHCEDS426A Facilitate learning for students with vision impairment  (Note pre -requisite  CHCEDS417A)

CHCEDS427A Facilitate learning for students with physical disabilities  (Note pre -requisite  CHCEDS417A)

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

Electives for Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Education Work / Tutoring  / Language Work  / Homeland Teaching 

CHCEDS416A Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander education 

CHCEDS422A Promote hearing health and learning 

CHCEDS423A Assist in production of language resources 

CHCEDS428A Assist teacher to develop Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander language and culture lessons 

Education support work electives 

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development 

CHCCD413D Work within specific communities 

CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity 

CHCEDS415A Supervise students outside the classroom 

CHCEDS418A Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs 

CHCEDS419A Support flexible learning in an education environment 

CHCEDS508A Assist in leading a small team in an education environment 

CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood 

CHCFC505A Foster cognitive development in early childhood 

CHCFC506A Foster children's language and communication development 

CHCFC508A Foster children's aesthetic and creative development 

CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood 

CHCFC515A Foster cognitive development in middle childhood 

CHCNET402A Establish and maintain effective networks 

CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people 

SRCCRD007B Develop recreation programs 

E-learning electives 

CHCEDS321A Use an e -learning management system 

CHCEDS429A Coordinate e -learning programs 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care