This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning, either for individuals or for small groups.  

This unit applies to education support workers in a range of education environments who are responsible for aligning support strategies with teacher facilitation strategies to assist student learning. This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

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: - established a learning environment and facilitated the learning process for both a small group and an individual at least twice; - demonstrating principles of practice in the learning environment; - adjusting resources to suit individual needs; - complying with procedures relating to behaviour support; - accurately documenting written reports and records, and; - performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 100 hours within at least one education provider.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - interpersonal skills that influence positive student and staff interactions; - reading, writing, language and numeracy competence required to perform effectively in an education support role; - awareness of contemporary theories of learning; - appropriate principles of practice for the identified education environment; - learning process; - current curriculum documents; - institution's process and procedures for working with students and supporting behaviour; - the different responsibilities of teachers and education support workers for student learning outcomes, and; - relevant legislation, policies and standards that regulate educations service delivery, occupational health and safety, behaviour support and anti-discrimination.

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