About the course

About the course

Through our education support course you'll be engaged in a variety of tasks centred on supporting students and assisting teachers to deliver a quality education program, and undertake a minimum of 100 hours of practical placement.

Ideal for aspiring educators who want to assist children to reach their full potential, during our education support course you'll learn the skills to:

  • help children improve their education outcomes
  • assist with and support implementation of education plans for individuals

Our qualification is nationally recognised and will ensure you are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ready. After successful completion, you can seek work as a teacher's aide, integration aide or an education support worker.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Full time intake - week commencing 3 February 2020

Full time: 5 months (Monday - Thursday 9.30am-2.30pm) Elgar & Lilydale campus


For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including roles as a:

  • teacher's aide
  • integration aide
  • education support worker
  • English as a second language support worker
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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have current Working with Children and National Police Checks

All applicants should attend an Information Session and need to achieve the required scores in a supervised Core Skills Diagnostic test.

Prospective students will also need to attend a group interview as part of the enrolment process


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for the Certificate IV in Education Support

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free TAFEGovernment Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$492$2,462$6,718
Service Fee$160$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80$80
Material Fee$55$55$55$55
Retain Course Items$115$115$115$115
Total Course Estimate$410$902$2,872$7,128
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$410$902$2,872$7,128

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

You will complete 17 units

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake a minimum 100 hours supervised work placement in a school (primary or secondary) environment

Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level

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