Thank you for your interest in Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) with Australian Training Professionals.

There is currently a huge demand for Education Assistants to help teachers in schools by providing classroom support to students with a wide range of severe learning, physical and or behavioural difficulties. Assistants may work in a special school or in a mainstream school.

Certificate IV in Education Support offers Special Needs units for those who would like to work with Special Needs children. Some of the topics covered are;  Children with learning Disabilities, Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children who have Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs.

  • Helping pupils to improve their independent living skills
  • Supporting pupils in social activities and outings
  • Assisting pupils during therapy sessions
  • Attending to pupils’ physical needs

Schools are becoming more inclusive, integrating special education students into general education classrooms. This of course means that Certificate IV Education Assistants are in demand as they play a very important part of children with special needs to assist with their learning capabilities, so job prospects are excellent.

Feedback from our graduates who have gained this qualification has been, without exception, very positive, especially in terms of its relevance to the education sector.

At ATP we are totally committed to producing the highest calibre of qualified Education Support workers; graduates that are truly dedicated and capable of providing the best possible standard of care for children.

Benefits of ATP Training

  • Gain a national qualification  - recognised throughout Australia by the Education Department for Private, Public and Catholic schools
  • User friendly, easy-to-manage learning modules
  • Excellent results of securing employment working with Special Needs children
  • You will be guided & mentored by a qualified teacher and also work at your own pace
  • Cost effective – fees are extremely competitive
  • Ongoing support - ATP is dedicated to ensure each participant receives adequate support to achieve their career goals

Opportunity to obtain employment while training through work experience - Lots of relief work available - Opportunity to start your own business as a tutor!

Completing the Certificate IV in Education Support will also increase opportunities to work with special needs children or to obtain employment in a special needs school.

Students completing the qualification via correspondence receive a workbook comprising 13-18 easy to manage units (depending on units completed in Certificate III) allowing completion of the qualification with self-paced workbooks. Coursework can be completed in the comfort of your own home, where ever you are. The timeframe for completion is usually 9-12 months inclusive of practical placement.

This course is offered under a partnering agreement with Adapt Education RTO# 32452. All training, assessment and student support for this course is provided by Australian Training Professionals with the certificate being issued in partnership with Adapt Education.

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.

100 hours of practical placement and up to an additional 100 hours are required as part of this qualification.

Certificate III in Education Support is a pre-requisite of Certificate IV. Students will receive credit in the Certificate IV for applicable units in the Certificate III already completed. If completed with ATP, 5 units from the Certificate III will be credited (marked with a * below) and the remaining 12 units will only need to be completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Units of Competency are listed for each qualification on our website and in our information pack. If you have successfully completed any units from the qualifications at another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we will recognise this study as partial completion of the qualifications.

Contact us on (08) 9317 2788 to discuss it further.

We are currently offering a special price for registrations before the end of September 2017 - $999 for this qualification via RPL. 

Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)

We also offer an RCC process that ensures you are not required to complete structured training for competencies that have already been achieved, and that you gain appropriate recognition for the competencies you have already acquired.

The RCC process is generally offered to those who have previously worked or are currently working in the industry and are required to complete the qualification. If you think you may be a candidate for an assessment only RPL process, or if you have previously obtained some units of competence then please speak to us regarding prices.

Competency Units

Certificate IV in Education Support - (CHC40213) Special Needs


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 with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Participate in work health and safety


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


Support students’ literacy learning


Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder


Contribute to organization and management of classroom or centre


Support the development of numeracy skills


It is a strongly recommended for students to complete and hold a current First Aid Certificate.

ATP delivers this qualification in partnership with an RTO.

To register for further information please call ATP on (08) 9317 2788 today.


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