Course Title: Support student mathematics learning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4420 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Title: Support student mathematics learning

Portfolio: Vocational Education

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2023,
Term2 2023,
Term1 2024

Course Contact: Jacqueline Cheng and Melanie Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254918; 99254059

Course Contact Email:;

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teachers to support primary or secondary students to develop mathematics skills in number and algebra, measurements and geometry, and statistics and probability as included in current curriculum documents. 

These skills and knowledge enable education support workers to work with the teacher to reinforce mathematics skills across the curriculum. 

The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary or secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation. 


This cluster will look at strategies for effective teaching and learning focusing on mathematics. We will look at the importance of positive learning environments, understanding individual learning needs and the importance of establishing relationships in learning. We will focus on the principles of practice, use of resources and an emphasis will be placed on the visualisation and physical manipulation of numerical concepts for better understanding. Students will be encouraged to focus on numeracy from the perspective of the learner. 


This unit is clustered for delivery and assessment with Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs,’ (CHCEDS052) 


Assessment for this course includes knowledge task, a practical task and a WP observation 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS045 Support student mathematics learning


1. Monitor mathematics skills.

2. Support students to develop mathematics skills.

3. Enhance students' mathematics knowledge and skills through structured activities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. You must demonstrate critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.


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. 

Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.