Course Title: Supervise students outside the classroom

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2023

Course Code: TCHE5949C

Course Title: Supervise students outside the classroom

School: 535T Social Care and Health

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4420 - Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Course Contact: Jacqueline Cheng and Melanie Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254218; 99254059

Course Contact Email:;

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to supervise students in school grounds and community settings during sporting, recreational and other activities outside the classroom environment. 

The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly 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. 

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. 



This unit is clustered for delivery and assessment with Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students (CHCEDS059) 



Assessment for this course includes knowledge question task, simulation and role play tasks, observation and feedback tasks.  

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom


1. Identify potential risks.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Assess the environment for physical hazards and impediments to the active supervision of students. 

1.2. Identify physical, psychological and logistical risks to be considered in the risk evaluation. 

1.3. Use planning strategies and organisational policies and procedures to address identified risks and hazards in activities. 

1.4. Access information about needs of students to inform the supervisory process. 

1.5. Review information about student health and medical needs and use to inform decisions. 


2. Use positive student management techniques.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Establish expectations for student behaviour in advance of the activity according to the organisation’s positive behaviour support plan. 

2.2. Model positive interactions with students and other adults at all times. 

2.3. Use verbal and non-verbal techniques that acknowledge and influence student behaviour. 

2.4. Supervise and monitor area of responsibility and students, and respond to situations in a timely manner. 

2.5. Use planned strategies in a timely manner to prevent escalation of incidents. 


3. Maintain calm and confident demeanour.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Monitor and control personal stress levels through use of recognised techniques. 

3.2. Articulate verbal directions in a clear and moderate tone and repeat this where necessary. 

3.3. Assess situations and determine suitable action based on situation severity. 

3.4. Summon assistance when necessary using the organisation’s planned methods of communication. 

3.5. Follow organisational debriefing and reporting processes. 


4. Review and reflect on the effectiveness of strategies and performance.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies through collaboration with other members of the education team. 

4.2. Reflect on own performance and identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. 

4.3. Identify potential for changed approaches and follow organisational policies and procedures for revision. 

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.  

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in School-based Education Support program. Your program consists of face to face and potentially some remote/online classes, unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. It is strongly advised you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.     


Learning activities that may be undertaken in your course: 

  •  class exercises to review discussions/lectures 
  • online discussion and participation  
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material  
  • class presentations  
  • group discussion  
  • research  
  • independent project-based work  
  • group activities/projects 
  • 'workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback  


Workplace delivery and/or assessment   

The integration of work based learning and academic learning will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organisations.   

An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement  In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.  


As part of this course you are required to undertake a supervised learning/assessment in your chosen industry area, gaining invaluable experience and industry contacts.

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. 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 portal   


Semester 1 Dates: Monday 6th February - 16th Jun

Mid Semester break – Friday 7th April – Friday 16th April

Public Holidays: Labor Day March 13 & ANZAC Day April 25














  • Orientation to the course (including work placement) and introduction to the units: Supervise students outside the classroom and Contribute to the health, safety and wellbeing of students 

  • Ice-breakers games and activities 

  • Overview of the units, assessment tasks 

  • Introduction to working safely 

  • Maintaining a safe environment 










  • WHS, duty of care, infection control, confidentiality and privacy: legislations, purpose, scope and  

  • role of ESWs in following policies and procedures 

  • Organizational policies and procedures w.r.t. WHS  




E1, E2 





  • Hazards vs. Risks 

  • Identifying potential risks - physical, psychological, logistical in the classroom  

  • Common hazards in a school environment, identification of a hazard 

  • Strategies to minimize risks 

  • Reporting requirements for hazards/incidents 

  • Introduction to AT5: Knowledge questions 








  • Dealing with emergency situations 

  • Communication procedures 

  • Evacuation procedures 







  •  AT4 :Emergency Situation Simulation to be completed on RMIT campus 









  • Non-classroom environments 

  • Principles of active supervision 

  • Role/responsibilities of ESWs 

  • Working in collaboration with the teacher, following policies and procedures 

  • Risk assessment, risk rating 

  • Introducing AT1 Risk Assessment and planning. Part A 









  • Hazards outdoors (including Sun Smart) 

  • Reporting requirements for hazards/incidents 

  • Excursions/Camps 

  • Risk analysis/ risk assessment 

  • Introducing AT1 Risk Assessment and planning. Part B 








  • Factors influencing students’ behaviour 

  • Behaviour management, 

  •  Effective communication working outside the classroom 

  • Sources of required additional student information  

  • Introducing AT3 Classroom Observation 








  • Complete AT1: Risk Assessment and planning Part B 








  • Stress and fatigue in the workplace 

  • Causes and ways to manage stress 

  • Organizational debriefing and reporting process 








  • Responding to incidents and emergencies 

  • Reviewing effectiveness of the strategies and performance 

  • Introduction to AT2: Student Supervision 







  • Student protection programs 

  • Health promotion activities 

  • Role of ESWs in supporting health/wellbeing of students 

  • AT5: Knowledge question DUE 







  • First aid- administering first aid 

  • First aid policy and procedures 

  • Contents of first aid kit 







  • Reviewing and revising effective strategies in managing non-classroom environments 

  • Defusing stressful situations - revising strategies 

  • Introducing AT6: Conflict Resolution 





E3, E4 



  • Complete   

              AT6: Conflict Resolution (Role Play) 








  • Reflecting on experiences supervising students outside the classroom 

  •  AT3: Classroom observation DUE 

  • AT2: Student Supervision DUE 







  • Reflection and feedback 








  • Resubmissions 






Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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: 

• Laptop/tablet 
• Headphones  
The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:  

The Learning Lab  

The Study Support Hub  

English for uni workshops  


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 
• 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.  

Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace.   

To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.  
You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria and due dates 


Assessment Task 1: Risk Assessment and planning. Due date Week 9 

Assessment Task 2: Student Supervision. Due date: Week 16 

Assessment Task 3: Classroom Observation. Due date: Week 16 

Assessment Task 4: Emergency Situation simulation. Due date: Week 5 

Assessment Task 5: Knowledge Questions. Due date: Week 12 

Assessment Task 6: Conflict Resolution. Due date: Week 15 


Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:  

CA: Competency Achieved  
NYC: Not Yet Competent  
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment   

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the due date. If an extension is required, please contact your teacher and/or Coordinator before the due date.  
All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements. 

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

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These mapping documents are available through Program Administration if required.    

Other Information


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises   

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.  


Information about your course:  

You can access ‘my course’ through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas.  



Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):  



Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:   

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.  



Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:   

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).  

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.    

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.  

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