This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds and community settings during sporting, recreational and other activities outside the classroom environment.
The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
*conduct a risk analysis for two different types of activities, each one taking place in a different location outside of the classroom
*supervise two different groups of students outside the classroom (minimum group size of five)
*demonstrate use of positive behaviour support techniques in situations that collectively include each of the following on at least one occasion:
*conflict between students
*transition between different locations.
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*responsibilities of the education support worker when supervising students in non-classroom environments
*principles of active supervision:
-awareness of environment
-interaction with students and adults
-scanning and listening
-awareness of group and individual dynamics
*supportive behaviour and communication techniques appropriate to the school environment and students
*verbal and non-verbal techniques used to influence student behaviour:
-short clear and consistent instructions
-firm, calm tone of voice
-encouraging through body language and gestures
-eye contact and positioning of self and student
*the factors that influence student behaviour
*sources of additional information about students to be supervised
*techniques for managing personal stress in the workplace
*organisational strategies, policies and procedures for:
-risk analysis and management
-behaviour expectations and management
-incident and emergency reporting
-evaluation of risk management strategies and own performance.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system. Students will be provided with two texts books to assist with their learnings: •Karen Kearns Supporting Education text book •English Grammar
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):