Primary School Teaching, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and inspiring young minds?

This program is for you!

The Teachers of the Future is a School Based Apprenticeship Training (SBAT) program designed for students in year 11 VCE who are considering a career in primary school teaching.
This program provides an alternative entry pathway with Australian Catholic University (ACU) Bachelor of Education (Primary)*. Terms and conditions apply.


Australian Catholic University




What is an alternative pathway to ACU?


Teaching, Primary School Teaching, Pathway

What do I get?

  • Nationally Accredited qualification: CHC40213 – Certificate IV in Education Support
  • A 1, 2, 3, 4 sequence and 10% of your primary 4 VCE subjects added to your ATAR score
  • One year of employment (paid work placement)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • Working with Children Check & National Police Check
  • Guest Speakers from the industry
  • Excursions

How do I apply?

Contact our SBAT team on 5246 9600
for further information.

The Qualification

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

Do you desire to make a difference to children’s lives? This qualification will start you on your way to supporting and assisting students in a range of educational settings. This course will open opportunities for further studies in education and career development.

Those who successfully complete this qualification may work in roles such as Support Workers (working with
children with disabilities), Teachers’ Aide, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Education Workers or Indigenous Language and Culture Teaching Assistants. You may also choose to continue children’s studies in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

Course Details
Starts: January 2017 and runs through to April 2018.
Duration: 18 Months, Wednesdays 1-5pm
Location: The Pulse Training Facility
68-70 Little Ryrie Street
Hamlyn Heights 3215

Course Structure
The course includes a classroom component, off-campus study components and industry placement. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.
Units of Study
Core Units

  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCEDS001 – Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment
  • CHCEDS021 – Assist in facilitation of student learning
  • CHCEDS022 – Work with students in need of additional support
  • CHCEDS024 – Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education
  • CHCEDS025 – Facilitate learning for students with disabilities
  • CHCEDS032 – Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • CHCEDS019 – Support students’ mathematics learning
  • CHCEDS020 – Support student’s literacy learning
  • CHCEDS027 – Support flexible learning in an education environment
  • CHCEDS031 – Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

Pre-training Review
Applicants will be assessed for suitability by using the pre-training review. As a result of the pre-training review, any learners with identified barriers will be referred to the appropriate support services/office with Diversitat Training or referred externally where required.

If a learner is unable to, meet the inherent requirements of the qualification, even with reasonable adjustment, Diversitat Training will offer counselling regarding alternative training and/or career path options.

On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC40213 – Certificate IV in Education Support. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Terms & Conditions

i) To be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) program, a student must successfully:

  • achieve a pass in all 17 units of the CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support course with Diversitat Training as well as successfully complete 100 hours of practical placement;
  • fulfill the relevant entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary). The entry requirements for the course can be found on the ACU website or in the relevant TAC guide. Domestic students should be advised to apply directly to ACU via to ensure this pathway into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) is easily facilitated.

ii) Course deferment into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will not be accommodated under this pathway arrangement.

iii) Students are able to undertake this course on the Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield campuses.

iv) Entry will be only be considered if all conditions are met.

ACU reserves the right to specify the course components required for course completion in regard to both course content and graduate attributes.