Course Title: Support students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4326

Course Title: Support students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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)

TCHE5856C

Brunswick Campus

TAFE

360T Education

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

Term1 2014,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9183

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


Course Description

This course deals with the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have a range of learning difficulties and/or learning disabilities


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS413A Support students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

Elements:

1. Identify problems experienced by students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

2. Contribute to team planning for students with learning difficulties in a supportive education environment

3. Provide support to students with learning difficulties


Learning Outcomes

This course applies to education support work in a variety of education contexts, working with guidance and direction from the teacher/s.  Education support workers will apply knowledge of appropriate educational responses as part of a team supporting students with learning difficulties and learning disabilities.  On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


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
• 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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) 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 which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc