Are you ready to support the next generation by providing help in the classroom? Gain the skills you need to work in schools and communities and participate in our vocational placement.
RMIT’s Certificate IV in Education Support is designed to provide you with the essential skills to work collaboratively with teachers and students in school and community settings.
Successful completion of this qualification and meeting requirements will provide a pathway into the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation course.
What you will gain through this course
You will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with our supervised vocational placement.
You will gain practical skills to support teachers in the classroom.
Why study a Certificate IV in Education Support at RMIT?
At RMIT, you’ll be studying at an institution with expert teachers, passionate researchers and strong connection to industry.
Our emphasis on emerging theory and practical focus means our graduates are among the most employable in Australia.
This course provides a pathway to the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation programs.
"Completing this certificate has opened up so many doors, both career and study wise. Not only have I secured a position at a secondary school as an emergency support teacher, but I've also been given a new approach to how I apply my knowledge to everyday situations."
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
The work and tasks you complete during this program will focus on the teaching and learning of young people.
Assessment may include:
- question-and-answer written tasks
- oral tasks
- group work
- online tasks
- work-based assessment
- evidence gathered from the workplace environment.
Throughout the program you will engage in placement that will develop the skills required for you to work under direct supervision in a real workplace. Vocational placements are organised in negotiation with individual students.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Choose a program structure
Choose a program structure
Program code: C4349
National curriculum code: CHC40213
You'll qualify to work in a diverse range of education and training roles, providing assistance and support to supervisors/teachers in educational and learning environments and situations.
Possible job titles:
- education assistant/special needs
- education support worker
- integration aide
- inclusion supports facilitator
- support worker (children with disabilities)
- teacher aide
- teacher assistant
- home tutor.
Free TAFE for priority courses
From January 1 2019, the Victorian Government is waiving tuition fees for this program, as well as other priority government-subsidised non-apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether it may affect you.
If you have any questions you can contact our Info Corner team.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$700* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$3,500* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$4,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.