Course Title: Investigate the digital education environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4420 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Title: Investigate the digital education environment

Portfolio: Vocational Education

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.


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

Course Contact Email:;

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to investigate the ways in which digital learning can support educational outcomes. 

This unit applies to learners who need to develop their knowledge of the education environment in preparation for entry into and participation in an undergraduate teacher education course. 

Assessment for this course includes knowledge question task and practical task. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU23212 Investigate the digital education environment


1. Investigate the digital education environment

2. Investigate the technological environment

3. Investigate the pedagogical implications of digital learning

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 

  • examine the digital education environment and identify opportunities to improve own digital learning knowledge and skill 

  • examine the use of digital pedagogies and technologies to support student learning 

Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. 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 
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.