Course Title: Support flexible learning in an education environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: TCHE5863C

Course Title: Support flexible learning in an education environment

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4326 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact : Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Soosan Kian  9925 9183

Nominal Hours: 45

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 course deals with the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to organise, sustain and supervise learning activities for students accessing flexible learning programs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS419B Support flexible learning in an education environment


1. Establish the learning environment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access flexible learning programs to determine learning outcomes or objectives to be met in consultation with supervisor
1.2 Design the learning space to meet access, health and safety and supervision criteria in accordance with the education organisation's flexible delivery policy and procedures
1.3 Arrange work spaces to encourage focused participation of students in flexible learning
1.4 Establish the range of activities, resources and any requirements for assessment with the learner and the course facilitator
1.5 Obtain and make available resources for students as required
1.6 Confirm, where appropriate, technical requirements for the flexible learning environment
1.7 Identify and organise specific technical support needs and mechanisms for flexible delivery


2. Facilitate flexible learning for students

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop flexible learning protocols in consultation with the supervisor and in accordance with the organisations principles of practice
2.2 Conduct inductions to the flexible learning environment including clarification and agreement of the objectives and protocols
2.3 Provide technical and personal support while students are engaged in flexible learning activities
2.4 Establish relationships that support inclusiveness, acknowledge diversity and encourages a positive learning environment


3. Monitor and review flexible learning support

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Monitor learner progress and report any identified issues to the supervisor
3.2 Provide support and guidance within and outside the learning environment
3.3 Monitor students interactions with others and participation in flexible learning activities and make interventions, where necessary, to maintain momentum and engagement
3.4 Encourage and promote learner collaboration within and outside the learning environment to enhance learning experiences
3.5 Reflect on own performance as a flexible learning support worker with a focus on continuous improvement
3.6 Identify, discuss with relevant personnel, and document recommendations for improvements to facilitating flexible learning and appropriateness of flexible learning systems, tools and resources

Learning Outcomes

This course is intended for support of flexible learning including distance education, on line learning and community based flexible learning programs.  The course applies to the education worker who is required to set up and manage the flexible learning environment with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.  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.

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 expected to participate in professional placement. It is highly recommended that students attend at least 85% of class time as crucial learning activities, assessment task preparation some assessment tasks are completed in class. 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: 

Using computer programs and apps as well as teaching others
Group discussion 
especially on what observed or done on work placement
Guest teachers to teach skills

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. 

Professional placement

Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: Mon 10 Feb - 20 June 2014
Term Breaks: 21 April - 27 April 2014

Public holidays: 10/3, 18/4 9/6

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.

Week 1-4
Requirements of flexible learning
Examining different methods

Observation of teacher and feedback to class and discussion

Week 5-8

Examining computer programs in the light of your education support work

Week 9 - 10

Using ipads to work like ibook, imovie etc


Class work showing skills of e-learning
Talking to teacher about their e-learning methods and giving feedback to the class

Week 13-16

examining ipad apps and using the skills of it

Feedback to class as part of class work on examining e-learning methods
Preparing for assessment of teaching the class

Week 17-18
Giving class lesssons and giving feedback to peers

Assessment – Giving lesson using flexible learning method
Review folio of final assessments
Evidence of practical experience fostering and supporting an effective learning environment; e.g. Observation/Demonstration, Third party
Folio – Presentation (oral and written)

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 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 ( 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:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc

Assessment Tasks

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 

• presentation to class

• Review of work produced through work-based or course activities 

•Teaching peers using e-learning methods or other methods to show these skills
Learning to use and teach e-learning programs and apps.

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.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:

CA – Competency achieved
NYC – Not Yet Competent
Please note:
Assessments tasks may include other Units of competency from the program.

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.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

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