Course Title: Support students' literacy learning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4349 Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Title: Support students' literacy learning

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE5890C

Brunswick Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183

Course Contact Email: soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to work with teachers to support students in pre-primary, primary and secondary to develop literacy skills, including oral language, reading and writing skills. It provides skills and knowledge to enable education support workers to work with the teacher to develop resources to reinforce literacy skills across the curriculum and to support students during various phases in the acquisition of literacy competence. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.
 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS020 Support students' literacy learning

Elements:

1. Encourage and model spoken language

2. Support students to read and interpret texts

3. Enhance students’ literacy skills through writing activities

4. Design resources to support literacy development
 


Learning Outcomes

This unit develops the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to work with teachers to support students in pre-primary, primary and secondary to develop literacy skills, including oral language, reading and writing skills. It provides skills and knowledge to enable education support workers to work with the teacher to develop resources to reinforce literacy skills across the curriculum and to support students during various phases in the acquisition of literacy competence.
 


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1