Competencies covered

Competency: CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills.

Element: 1. Apply developmental and learning approaches to basic numeracy skills under supervision of teacher

1.1 Identify the skills and knowledge required by students to make meaning of numbers and basic computations
1.2 Identify numeracy processes that are relevant and appropriate to the student’s ability and year level according to specified guidelines and practices of the school
1.3 Identify links between mathematical/numeracy processes and maths support strategies
1.4 Apply learning models and language to meet student needs

Element: 2. Implement a numeracy support program

2.1 Provide a numeracy support program as directed by the teacher, to meet the individual needs of students whilst taking into account their preferred learning styles
2.2 Select and implement activities to support understanding of numbers, use of number computations, measurement and numerical data
2.3 Record students’ progress in accordance with program/school guidelines
2.4 Maintain student confidentiality at all times

Element: 3. Support student numeracy programs

3.1 Implement support strategies, under direction of supervising teacher, to accommodate student’s ability according to education guidelines and program specifications
3.2 Encourage the development of self-reliance in numeracy through positive feedback

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring additional numeracy support.

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.


Basic mathematical concepts and operations relevant to the year levels and the needs of students.
Language associated with numeracy and mathematical operations.
Questions to encourage critical thinking about mathematics and its use as a learning tool.
The role of education support personnel in providing mathematics support to students.
Implementing numeracy support programs.

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.