Course Title: Assist in facilitation of student learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5878C

Course Title: Assist in facilitation of student learning

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick 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

 Soosan Kian  9925 9183

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:

2.2 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

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. 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. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. Directed Study is a very important part of your program. An outline of your Directed Study will be given by your teacher and is published in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

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

  • 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 independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 

Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: 9 February - 19 June 2015

Mid Semester Break: 3 April - 10 April 2015
Public Holidays: 9 March 2015 (Labour Day); 8 June 2015 (Queen’s Birthday)

This unit will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
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. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.

 This unit of competency is clustered with CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour (TCHE5886C)


WeekCluster 4CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learningCHCORG428A Reflect & Improve Own Prof. Practice
1Overview of course
Self- evaluation
Educational approaches

Self -evaluation/groups 
 Current teaching and learning process – provide an overview of thinking tools

Work placement

3Personal goals




Personal goals

Personal goals

Work placement review

Principles of practice and their relevance


5Work placement
EXPO of teaching a skill

Time management
Relationships with students




Work placement
EXPO of teaching a skill

Assessing own practice
Journal writing
Reports, observations

 4 2

 Learning styles-Enhancing learning
 work placement

 4 2
Managing behaviour
work placement
 4 3

 Assessing own practice
Monitoring student and communicating with staff

work placement

 4 3

 Review Mechanisms
Relating activity to learning approaches

work placement

 3 1
11 Where to now with our placement? Work placement

Principles of practice and their relevance
work placement

12 Reflection

work placement

13 Reflection

work placement

14 workplacement  
15 conducting small group activities including questioning and reflecting  
16 Review of work placement  
17 Review of work placement  
18 Review course  1,2,3


**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course. 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 (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
• 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 in this unit will be clustered with CHCECE006 - Support Behaviour of Children and Young People and CHCEDS032 - Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour.

Assessment Task 1
Part 1 - Observation log. Observation of children in a classroom. To be completed in work placement log book Week4-6
Part 2 - Classroom log. Positive Reinforcement and behaviour management. To be completed in work placement log book.
Part 3 - Classroom log. Positive Reinforcement and behaviour management. To be completed in work placement log book.

Assessment Task 2
Personalised Support Plan. To be completed at the work placement with supporting guidance from in class sessions. Week 13

Assessment Task 3
Observation and Demonstration in workplacement (Week 10-16).

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.

All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.

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. The assessment mapping grids for units will be available on Blackboard for students to access.

CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent

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

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

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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