Course Title: Supervise students outside the classroom

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: TCHE5891C

Course Title: Supervise students outside the classroom

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean
9925 4650


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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds, community settings, and other non-classroom environments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom


1. Identify potential risks associated with an activity in cooperation with relevant personnel

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Assess the environment for physical hazards and impediments to the active supervision of students 1.2 Identify physical, psychological and logistical risks to be considered in the risk evaluation 1.3 Use planning strategies to address identified risks and hazards in activities 1.4 Access information about additional needs of students to inform the supervisory process 1.5 Review information about children's health and medical needs prior to out-of-class activity


3. Maintain calm and confident demeanour

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Monitor and control personal stress levels 3.2 Articulate verbal directions in a clear and moderate tone and repeat this where necessary 3.3 Assess situations and determine suitable action 3.4 Use planned strategies to defuse stressful situations before they escalate 3.5 Summon assistance when necessary using the organisations planned methods of communication 3.6 Follow the organisation's debriefing processes


4. Review and reflect on the effectiveness of strategies and performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies with other members of the education team 4.2 Revise strategies when necessary


2. Use positive student management techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish expectations for student behaviour in advance of the activity in accordance with the organisation's positive behaviour support plan 2.2 Model positive interactions with students and other adults at all times 2.3 Use verbal and non-verbal techniques to acknowledge and influence student behaviour 2.4 Supervise and monitor area of responsibility and students in order to respond to situations in a timely manner 2.5 Use timely interventions to prevent escalation of incidents

Learning Outcomes

This unit develops the skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds, community settings, and other non-classroom environments.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

Your program consists of face to face teaching, compulsory workplacement and Unsupervised Directed Study. It is strongly advised 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 Unsupervised Directed Study, however you are expected to complete the work given and will at times be required to show evidence the work has been completed.
The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 

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

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.


CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom

1 Identifying physical hazards 1
2 Articulating verbal directions 3
3 Evaluating risks 1
4 Addressing cultural differences 1

Identifying risks and hazards in activities

6 Reviewing students’ health and medical needs prior activities 1

Monitoring, controlling and defusing stressful situations

Reporting incidents

2, 3
8 Modelling positive behaviour 2

Evaluating strategies with other staff members

2, 4



Reflecting and reviewing importance of risk-management strategies

Assessment 3

Demonstration in workplacement

1, 2, 3, 4


 11 Reflecting and reviewing supportive behaviour techniques when supervising outside the classroom outside
12 Reflecting and reviewing effective communication procedures and equipment
13 Reflecting on experiences responding to individual student needs

Making accurate observations and assessments of student interactions

Reporting information accurately and according to organisational standards 

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

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 Task 1 - Risk Evaluations - Week 6

Assessment Task 2 - Oral presentation - Reflecting on supervising students outside the classroom - Week 11

Assessment Task 3 - Observation and Demonstration in workplacement - Week 1-14

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.
Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
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

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 may be asked to attend interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator to discuss academic progress.
Assessment Academic Progress  
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 plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.  


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