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What will I learn?

Take the next step in your career in education by adding to your foundation knowledge with this intermediate qualification. This course is perfect for people looking to progress their career as a teacher aide. The sector is currently experiencing strong growth, with the Australian Government expecting to see at least 50,000 job openings in the next five years.

This course gives you the skills needed to support students in literacy and numeracy, the specific learning needs of individual students, and to work with students with a disability. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the tools you need to support students and teachers in the classroom setting.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a teacher aide across various school settings. It will also give you the skills you need to undertake further studies in education.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Job Prospects

  • Education Assistant
  • Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistant
  • Education Support Worker
  • school officer
  • Teacher Aide

Which department am I in?

TAFE Queensland Sunshine Coast



Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
A$6,200.00 (US$ 4,281) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023


Mooloolaba Campus

34 Lady Musgrave Drive,



4557, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About TAFE Queensland

Nearly 86% of TAFE Queensland’s graduates find suitable employment or move on to further study after graduation.

  • Programs taught by experts in various fields
  • TAFE enjoys a high student satisfaction rating of 87%
  • Increasing partnership between leading global companies & TAFE
  • Works with multinational companies & government organisations

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