Course Title: Work with students in need of additional learning support

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4420 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Title: Work with students in need of additional learning support

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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

Course Contact: Jacqui 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 contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies to support students who have challenges that may limit their access to the curriculum and its outcomes. 

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. 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. 

You will learn the skills to record information and observations according to organisational policies and procedures. You will use listening and questioning skills to seek information and confirm understanding. In addition, you will use will learn to use assistive technology. 


This unit is clustered for delivery and assessment with Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder (CHCEDS056).  


Assessment for this course includes role-plays, portfolio and presentation, reflection and practical activity. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS048 Work with students in need of additional learning support


1. Contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support.

2. Provide support to students in need of additional support.

3. Respond to indicators of risk to student emotional wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in contributing to planning and providing support for students with additional needs and responding to indicators of emotional wellbeing.

Overview of Assessment

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

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.