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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
Online, Online (With on-campus workshops)
18 months
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Do you already have qualifications in Early Childhood Education and are looking to add some more? Are you ready to take the next step in your career and offer more specialised support to young children?

Look no further, because the Certificate IV in Education Support will help you get the skills you need to provide the high-level care you want.

Learn the skills to work as a highly sought-after teacher’s aide within public, independent and community education sectors, and help children with their literacy and numeracy, offering specialised support to students with individual needs and disabilities.

Not only that, when you complete the Certificate IV in Education Support, you’ll have the knowledge to take on more senior positions, working as part of a team of teachers focused on achieving the same goals. Sounds pretty rewarding to us!

The course structure is designed to fit in with your current work and life commitments, so you won’t get overwhelmed with the extra study. Attending all your classes on the same day each fortnight, you’ll have the flexibility to study when and where you can outside of designated class times.

At the end of this course, you’ll be ready to work in the sector, using your expertise to gain even more experience while you think about taking your career even further.

This could mean going on to study a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, as well as a Bachelor of Early Childhood (offered at Federation University). Both of these courses will enable you to provide even more specialised care to those with individual needs, and we’ll be here to work with you in the decision-making process when you’re ready.

So, if you’re looking to extend your current skillset and elevate your employment opportunities, a Certificate IV in Education Support at TAFE Gippsland will help you get there.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Training is undertaken in the workplace, teachers meet with trainees on a regular basis both face to face, ZOOM and via phone to support them in their training. Visits undertaken in the workplace and meetings with Supervisors of trainees to discuss their progress.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Integration aides
  • Teacher aides
  • School office administration

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age to be considered for enrolment into this course.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Students will need access to a computer and Internet connection. This may be obtained from any TAFE Gippsland campus.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Minimum of 100 hours to be completed within a school environment and these hours are covered during the work based component of the traineeship.
Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
CHCEDS026 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs
CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning
CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning
CHCEDS019 Support students' mathematics learning
CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


Practical class and placement experiences, projects, written assignments and Online quizzes