Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to support students with different developmental issues to participate in classroom and other school activities.

This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.


Education system/school’s policies and procedures.
Curriculum and curriculum framework.
Cultural and linguistic background of students and families.
Broad developmental stages of children/young people in the physical, Cognitive, language, social and emotional domains.
Strategies to support the stages of development in each domain.
Importance of confidentiality as it relates to information about children. Materials and resources to support the stages of development in each domain.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.