Course Title: Support the development of literacy skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5290 Diploma of Education Support

Course Title: Support the development of literacy skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE5745C

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

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

Term1 2012,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

TCHE5813C

Brunswick Campus

TAFE

360T Education

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

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

Course Contact Email: robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course deals with the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to provide high level support to students and teachers in all aspects of literacy including the ability to develop resources that will reinforce literacy skills across the curriculum.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills

Elements:

1. Provide opportunities to stimulate the student’s language development

2. Implement a language support program

3. Support the student language program

4. Assist students with specific communication needs as required

5. Identify what students do when they read and write

6. Implement a reading and/or writing support program

7. Support student reading and/or writing program

8. Support accurate use of spelling, grammar and punctuation


Learning Outcomes

Develop the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to provide high level support to students and teachers in all aspects of literacy including the ability to develop resources that will reinforce literacy skills across the curriculum.


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies 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:
• Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
• Oral or written questioning
• Assignments and projects
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Review of products produced through work-based or course 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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment