Course Title: Assist in facilitation of student learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: TCHE5877C

Course Title: Assist in facilitation of student learning

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to understand and apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate and support student learning, either for individuals or for small groups. It 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.The work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning


1. Apply understanding of current education approaches relevant to the education environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 In consultation with teacher or other education professional, identify teaching and learning approaches applicable to the relevant education environment 1.2 Confirm the teaching and learning approach and its principles of practice with the supervisor 1.3 Select resources to support the learning approach 1.4 Work with teacher to plan learning activities and classroom supervision of student interactions 1.5 Conduct the learning activities and supervision of student interactions 1.6 Demonstrate principles of practice in the learning environment that reflect specified learning approaches


2. Establish an environment conducive to student learning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and confirm learning requirements for the specified activity by interpretation of the learning program, in consultation with the teacher 2.2 Meet specified needs of identified students in planning and preparation phase with the teacher 2.3 Assemble and, where necessary, modify required resources prior to the activity 2.4 Reflect the appropriate principles of practice in the planning and delivery of the activity 2.5 Establish a positive, mutually respectful relationship with students using communication and interpersonal skills to match the student/group


3. Facilitate the learning process

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Interact with students to reflect application of principles of practice in accordance with student learning styles 3.2 Conduct each activity in accordance with provided programs and directions 3.3 Take opportunities to enhance learning activities within the scope of the endorsed principles of practice


4. Support and monitor student learning

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Monitor, document and report student progress to supervising staff to ensure learning outcomes are being achieved 4.2 Adjust and modify delivery strategies to meet emergent needs and unanticipated situations 4.3 Encourage students to reflect on personal learning achievements and learning experiences 4.4 Manage student interactions to ensure effective participation occurs and effective relationships are maintained 4.5 Use a range of established and agreed techniques to manage behaviour of concern 4.6 Maintain, store and secure student records in accordance with organisation requirements

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:
Work placement
Group discussion
Research assignments
Guest speakers
Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
Action learning projects in work placement
Realistic simulations and role play
Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
Oral Presentations
Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated unsupervised, directed study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency
Your program consists of a combination of learning activities through a range of delivery methods including: face to face teaching, online activities and Unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in workplacement.
Your experiences through relevant work and work placement during the program are a very important part of your learning and assessment. Your RMIT teacher will organise Professional conversations with you during the program where you have the opportunity to expand on your workplacement experiences as part of evidence for relevant assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor/supervisor and third party evidence. You are expected to attend workplacement regularly and the attendance schedule can be negotiated between you, your RMIT teacher and workplacement supervisor/mentor.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Week 1

Role of the Education Support Worker

Culture and learning
Relevant legislation, policies and standards regulating educations service delivery

WHS, behaviour support and anti-discrimination.


Week 2
Different responsibilities of teachers and education support workers for
student learning outcomes
Current Teaching and learning processes in local community


Week 3
Institution’s process and procedures for working with students and supporting
Current curriculum and learning processes in local community

Week 4
Current Teaching and learning processes in local community



Week 5

Current education approaches and theories of learning relevant to the education environment

Learning processes
Principles of practice and their relevance
Applying principles of practice in the learning environment


E1 E2


Week 6

Monitoring student learning and achievement
Principles of practice and their relevance
E1 E2

Week 7
Contemporary theories of learning
Current curriculum documents
E1 E2 E3


Week 8
Interpersonal skills that influence positive student and staff interactions

Managing behaviours of concern
E1 E2 E3

Week 9
Interpersonal skills that influence positive student and staff interactions
Review your teaching skills. Where to now?
E1 E2 E3


Week 10
Working in collaboration with others
Adjusting resources to suit individual needs

Roles and responsibilities of an Education Support Worker and a teacher
E2 E3 E4


Week 11
Learning Intentions for whole group, small group and individual
Adjusting resources to suit individual needs

Current curriculum documents

Week 12
Catering for a variety of needs within a small group (altering and modifying)

Current curriculum documents
E2 E4

Week 13
Strategies working to suit individual needs 

Principles of practice in the learning environment


Week 14
Conducting small group activities including questioning and reflecting
Reporting, recording and reviewing individual support needs


Week 15
Conducting small group activities including questioning and reflecting
Reporting, recording and reviewing behaviour support


Week 16

Supporting and monitoring student learning

Monitoring, documenting and reporting

Encouraging reflections on achievements


Week 17

Reflecting on experiences assisting facilitation of student learning


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones to be used with ipads etc
• USB (Memory stick)

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 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:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Q&A assignment and oral presentation - Supporting student learning (Week 8)

Assessment 2: Oral presentation - Assisting facilitation of student learning assignment  (Week 15)

Assessment 3 : Observation/Demonstration in workplacement (Week 3-17)

CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the due date. If an extension is required please contact your teacher and/or Coordinator before the due date. 
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work.
All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you may be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit.

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. 
Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.
Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information. 
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. 

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