Certificate IV in Education Support

cert IV education support
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Course Duration
Flexible: Timetabled over a 10 month period
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Starting Date
  • Ongoing
Leongatha Campus
Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: leorecept@gippstafe.edu.au  

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

By maintaining a major focus on developing work related skills, the Community Services Department has a long history of achieving successful employment outcomes for GippsTAFE students.

Teaching staff have extensive experience in their field, allowing them to provide real world knowledge and practical guidance.

This course is a specialist qualification for those providing school support services in schools. You will learn general and specialist skills so you can be an effective and sought after member of the workforce.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Education Support.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

Occupational titles may include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Education Assistant (Special Needs)
  • Education Support Worker
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Language Worker
  • Literacy Worker
  • Support Worker (Working with Children with Disabilities)
  • Teacher Aide
  • Teacher Assistant

Entry Requirements

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.


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


As above

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment options may include:

  • Practical experiences
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions
  • Problem solving
  • Documents/folio
  • Critical incident reports
  • Journals
  • Oral presentations
  • Presentations to audiences
  • Interviews
  • Videos
  • Visuals/slides/audio tapes
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Group projects
  • Group discussions

and Recognition of prior learning

Opportunities For Further Study


Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Compulsory (12 units)
Support behaviour of children and young people
Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
Assist in facilitation of student learning
Work with students in need of additional support
Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Participate in work health and safety
A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information.