Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit is a core unit of competency in the Certificate III in Education Support.

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required by an education support worker to support students with additional needs in classrooms where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs. The unit commences by discussing diversity and inclusion in education and the importance of procedures, guidelines and protocols.

The unit then highlights the importance of identifying students with additional needs and then developing support strategies and Individual education plans (IEP). The unit concludes by discussing some common disabilities.

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.

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.