Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit may be undertaken as a core competency in the Certificate III in Education Support.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. The unit begins by discussing the organisation of classroom structures and routines and then moves to practical issues such as the selection and use of equipment. It deals with the administration of equipment, teaching aids and other supplies. The learner is then introduced to the organisation, storage and access to information. This discussion includes the need for documentation and record keeping. The unit concludes by emphasising the requirement to work and communicate within a team.

The theory component of the unit is delivered on a weekly basis at a primary school. The student is required to simultaneously be engaged in a work placement which could be at any of the following: Government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary), private/non-government school (pre-primary, primary and secondary), education centre, kindergarten, special educational centre, or Community educational centre.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face:

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 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.