This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - followed school/centre policies and procedures; - undertaken basic research of relevant legislation, awards, certified agreements, workplace policies and work procedures, and; - reported concerns in a constructive and supportive manner to relevant personnel.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - own work role and responsibilities; - legislation relating to the education sector, the education support worker's role and key requirements of each; - organisational policies and procedures for responding to legislative issues, and how these are applied; - duty of care responsibilities as applies to non-teaching staff; - safe working practices; - potential hazards and risks for students resulting from breaches of relevant legislation or policy; - key requirements of industrial awards; - relevant code/s of ethics, and; - equal employment opportunity and equity and diversity principles.

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