Competencies covered

Competency: CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre.

Element: 1. Manage self in classroom

1.1 Manage day-to-day duties and tasks within established timeframe and according to school or centre procedures and policies
1.2 Use effective communication strategies to prevent misunderstandings
1.3 Communicate progress of task as required and seek feedback on work performance
1.4 Seek assistance from relevant colleague when difficulties arise in achieving allocated tasks

Element: 2. Select and utilise equipment effectively

2.1 Identify and access required equipment to complete task, following instructions if required
2.2 Check equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
2.3 Operate equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
2.4 Use and maintain specialist equipment for students with particular needs
2.5 Identify equipment faults and take action to ensure equipment is repaired in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
2.6 Report repairs outside of education support worker’s responsibility to the appropriate person/s

Element: 3. Prepare and maintain teaching aids, materials and resources

3.1 Prepare and maintain materials and resources for use in classes, displays and demonstrations
3.2 Estimate the quantities and resources to complete the task
3.3 Design and produce teaching aids as directed
3.4 Ensure correct and efficient use of supplies
3.5 Perform clean-up duties as required according to set procedures

Element: 4. Monitor classroom supplies

4.1 Monitor stock levels and place orders when required
4.2 Obtain information on appropriate equipment or supplies required for lessons and activities
4.3 Report discrepancies in supply stock to the appropriate person/s

Element: 5. Process and maintain information (documents and records)

5.1 Process information/documentation in accordance with defined timeframes, guidelines and procedures
5.2 Observe school/centre security and confidentiality procedures for handling information

Element: 6. Operate computers, printers and current technological equipment used in classroom activities

6.1 Utilise computers, printers, and current technological equipment in accordance with school/centre procedures and policy and manufacturer’s instructions
6.2 Use software in accordance with school/centre procedures and policy, and the manufacturer’s/author’s instructions
6.3 Identify basic functions and features using system information

Element: 7. Contribute to the organisation and coordination of school/centre activities

7.1 Support school/centre-related activities in accordance with teacher direction, safety and legal requirements, school/centre policy and procedures and job role
7.2 Supervise students as directed by teacher during out-of-class activities
7.3 Organise equipment, materials and resources for out-of-class activities in accordance with teacher direction and school/centre policy and procedures

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. It deals with practical issues such as administration, equipment, teaching aids and other supplies.

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


School/centre’s policies and procedures.
Duty of care responsibilities.
Types of equipment and technology used in school/centres.
Processes for reordering supplies.
Communication strategies for engaging with colleagues.
Equipment operation.
Maintaining equipment according to instructions and job role.

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.