Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required as an introduction to working with students that have a recognised disability.

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.


Consent, in terms of an awareness and understanding of what it means and strategies used to determine ability to consent.
Discriminatory actions.
Common risks to safety.
Developmental and acquired disabilities.
Holistic and individual-centered care.
Principles and practices of confidentiality.
Access and equity principles.
The role of advocacy bodies.
Student needs and rights including duty of care.
Policies and procedures in relation to child protection.
Communicating effectively with students, teachers, parents/carers.
Identifying problems and choosing effective solutions.

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.