This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities. 

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: - demonstrated inclusive practices, and developed strategies and implemented them for at least one student with a disability, and; - worked in collaboration with the teacher and others to promote support for at least one student.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant legislation, policies and standards that regulate education service delivery, occupational health and safety, behaviour support, and anti-discrimination and child protection; - effects of one disability on student development and learning; - a basic level of at least four disabilities; - implications for learning of one disability; - accurate language relevant to the range of disabilities; - organisation processes for provision of support to students with disabilities; - support appropriate to a variety of learning situations for students with disabilities; - identification and description of the nature of a range of disabilities; - how to explain the effects of a range of disabilities on student development and learning, and; - ways to discuss the implications of an identified disability.

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