Course Title: Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5819C

Course Title: Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5290 - Diploma of Education Support

Course Contact : Robyn Balikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean 

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.

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 wiorkers to assist the individual and education organisation to implement responsible behaviour plans.  The course develops an understanding of relevant legislations and organisation policies

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS514B Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour


1 Research and document legislative and organisation policy requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access legislation and organisation policies in relation to behaviour support concerns
1.2 Identify and confirm essential requirements of relevant legislation and organisation policies
1.3 Conduct and review work practices in accordance with requirements of legislation and organisation policies
1.4 Identify organisation requirements for student and learning environment behaviour strategies and plans


2 Create safe learning environments to socially support student learning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Plan and implement learning experiences in consultation with the teacher
2.2 Establish constructive relationships with students based on mutual trust and respect
2.3 Engage in inclusive communication with students
2.4 Establish strategies for promoting collaborative relationships between studen


3 Support learning environments encouraging student's responsibility

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Examine and determine key aspects of philosophical approaches to behaviour management
3.2 Support students to identify and analyse their learning goals in consultation with teacher
3.3 Implement learning experiences that encourage students to direct and manage their own learning in consultation with the teacher
3.4 Implement learning experiences where students reflect on their own learning in consultation with the teacher


4 Support implementation of strategies for student responsiblity in behaviour management

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work in consultation with the teacher to identify behaviour management strategies to support students in learning to take responsibility for their own behaviour
4.2 Establish learning environments that assist students to work collaboratively
4.3 Implement strategies for assisting students to monitor and review their own behaviour
4.4 Implement learning experiences for students to develop effective communication skills and appropriate social and learning behaviours
4.5 Implement strategies for providing regular feedback and reinforcement to students
4.6 Examine classroom behaviour management practices for effectiveness
4.7 Implement support processes for students requiring specific skills in developing and maintaining behaviours
4.8 Evaluate and implement strategies for professional practice improvement
4.9 Use collaborative problem solving skills when working with colleagues and students
4.10 Take appropriate steps, if required, to maintain personal safety of self and others

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and work is to be undertaken 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

 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
Action learning projects in work placement
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

Your program consists of a combination of learning activities through a range of delivery methods including: face to face teaching, online activities and Directed Study and you are expected to participate in workplacement. You work independently to complete Directed Study and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit.

Your experiences through relevant work and work placement during the program are a very important part of your learning and assessment. Your RMIT teacher will organise Professional conversations with you during the program where you have the opportunity to expand on your workplacement experiences as part of evidence for relevant assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor/supervisor and third party evidence. You are expected to attend workplacement regularly and the attendance schedule can be negotiated between you, your RMIT teacher and workplacement supervisor/mentor.


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.

Week 1
Expectations of behavior
Cultural influence
Child and adolescent development theories

E1, E2, E3, E4

Week 2
In the context of responsible behavior in education
Requirements of relevant legislation and organisation policies

E1 E3 E4

Week 3
Typical (and atypical) behaviours encountered in the education environment

E1 E3 E4

Week 4
Origins of behaviours of concern and the impact on student learning
Social and group dynamics

E1 E3 E4

Week 5
Philosophical approaches to behaviour support
Assessment strategies involving learner’s participation

E1 E2 E3 E4

Week 6
Importance of the student’s self-esteem in the learning process
Factors to promote or diminish students’ intrinsic motivation

E2 E4

Week 7
Creating supportive and collaborative relationships with students
Appropriate behaviour management strategies

E1, E2 E3 E4

Week 8
Implementing student self management strategies
Practices and strategies for non-violent crisis prevention and intervention
Proactive and reactive responses to irresponsible behaviour

E2 E3 E4

Week 9
Effective communication skills
When and how to implement consequences for behaviours of concern
Applying Behaviour support plans

E1, E2 E3 E4

Week 10
Collaborative problem solving skills
Encouraging student’s monitoring and review of self

E2 E3 E4

Week 11
Negotiation and conflict resolution strategies

E2 E3
Week 12
Universal precautions for risk management
Whole of school and student approaches to behaviour support
Available professional support services and resources

E1, E2 E3 E4

Week 13
Reflecting on personal skills in behaviour management
Interpreting feedback from colleagues relating to policies and procedures

E1, E4
Week 14
Reviewing and acting on feedback to support learning and
implementation of responsible behaviour
E1, E2 E4

Week 15
Observing and reflecting on own experiences supporting learning and
implementation of responsible behaviour

E1, E2 E3 E4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Resource: Learning and Development" will be available to purchase from your teacher for $8. You will only need to buy one copy for this cluster of 2 units.


Other Resources


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 to be used with ipads etc
• 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 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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You will be assessed by: 

Assessment task 1. Portfolio of Evidence - Supporting Learning. Part A (Review of Portfolio/Interview) Week 5
Part B (Review of Portfolio/Interview) Week 10
Part C (Final presentation of Portfolio/Interview) Week 15

Assessment task 2. Q&A assignment - Supporting learning and implementation of responsible behaviour. Week 11

Assessment task 3: Observation/Demonstration in workplacement
Part A: Workplacement visits. During Weeks 4-15
Part B: Professional conversations. Weeks 4-15.
Part C: Feedback from teacher/mentor at workplacement. Weeks 4-15

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 unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA - Competency achieved
NYC- Not Yet Competent

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.

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

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.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will 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.

Extensions. If you require an extension (maximum 1 week) you must complete an extension form and submit it to the unit manager one day before the due date.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.

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 line for students.


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

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

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