Certificate 4 in Education Support


Certificate IV in Education Support is relevant for workers who:

  • work in a range of education and school settings
  • provide assistance and support to teachers – to facilitate student learning
  • work under broad based supervision
Entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Education support

Participants require either

  • current or recent experience in a learning support role, e.g. an education support worker, integration aide, teacher aide, teacher assistant, literacy assistant, OR
  • successful completion of a Certificate III qualification in education support, children's services or a related area

Participants are required to complete a combination of core and elective units for this qualification:

  • core units – supporting student behaviour, responding to students at risk, complying with policies in the education environment, working with diversity, collecting and analysing information, assisting in the facilitation of learning, using high-level communication skills, contributing to continuous improvement processes, contributing to OHS processes
  • elective units – groupings of electives include supporting literacy and numeracy learning, special needs education support work, education support work, e-learning, cultural awareness
Career opportunities
  • education support worker – integration aide, teacher assistant, teacher aide, language/literacy support worker
  • enrolment can be organised at the beginning of each term – at any time of the year
  • assessment is competency based and includes research assignments, online support, class activities, group work and work placement experiences
  • assessment is part of a flexible learning process
  • a significant part of the assessment includes developing a supportive portfolio that may include:

Any (not all) of these portfolio items can be used to support your RPL application:

  • an up-to-date resume
  • certificates of achievement
  • demonstration of a specific skill – range of skills
  • letters / memos written in the workplace
  • scrap books
  • record of any academic results
  • materials / tools you have developed
  • materials / tools you have worked with
  • references / letters of support 
  • (either work or social related)
  • referee or industry representatives
  • evidence of your work on a committee
  • speeches written and/or presented
  • community industry awards
  • videos, audio cassettes, photos
  • samples of your work
  • rosters / time sheets / duty statements / job specifications
  • magazine / newspaper articles about work or an organisation
  • reading lists
  • published works
  • budgets


Certificate IV in Education Support


Nationally reognised training

Triscott Educational Services is a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO 6937) Registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). All Triscott training is nationally recognised. Contact Triscott Educational Services: info@triscott.com.au or 03 5962 2848.