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CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Teachers' Aide

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students 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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will therefore be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.

If you have not yet obtained an Ochre Card, please contact SAFENT on 1800 723 368.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 763- 835 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,289.00 - $2,505.00
Domestic Full Fees: $12,971.00 - $14,195.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:

  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Jabiru, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston, Tennant Creek

    Study Mode: Internal , Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Children's Services and Education Support
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7519 (Northern Region) or 08 8959 5239 (Southern Region)
Fax: 08 8946 7118
Email: cses@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Education Support a total of Seventeen (17) units of competency must be completed comprising Twelve (12) Core and Five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 763 - 835.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
30
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
35
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
50
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
50
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
55
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
50
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
  Total nominal hours for core units
570
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 5)
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centered approach 50
CHCEDS019 Support students’ mathematics learning
45
CHCEDS020 Support students’ literacy learning
40
CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom  40
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder 50
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships 80
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18

Total nominal hours for elective units 193 - 265
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 763 - 835
The following units are offered for RPL only
CHCEDS026 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
45
CHCEDS027 Support flexible learning in an education environment 45

 

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