Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required in providing assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.

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.


Relationships between oral language, reading and writing.
Strategies to develop students’ oral language, reading and writing skills.
Role of the education support worker in providing oral language, reading and writing support to students.
Effective communication strategies for use with students and teachers.
Genres and writing styles.
Texts for different purposes.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Organisation policies and procedures.
Current curriculum and literacy programs.
Implementing reading, writing and oral language support strategies.

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.