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Diploma of Education Support

Course Code: CHC51308
Faculty: VET Human Services, Arts and Foundation Skills
Sector: VET
Award: Diploma
Year Offered: 2015
Full time equivalent: 1.5
Delivery location(s): On-campus – Batchelor or Desert People’s Centre
Course Fees Applicable: Yes
RTO Identifier: 0383
This training program is subsidised by the Northern Territory Government as part of the Northern Territory Training Loan Scheme. For more information please visit this page


Course Objectives

This qualification covers workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support in the classroom to facilitate learning in collaboration with teachers, working with students under broad based supervision. The qualification provides opportunity for education workers to broaden their skills and knowledge base in the field of education support work.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education officer/worker
  • Homeland teaching assistant
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture teaching assistant
  • Inclusion supports facilitator
  • Education assistant
  • Support worker (children with disabilities)
  • Education assistant (special needs)
  • Teacher aide
  • Education support worker
  • Teacher assistant

 

Admission requirements

To gain entry into CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support candidates require validated significant experience in direct learning support roles under limited guidance as an education support worker, childhood educator, early childhood educator, home/volunteer tutor or similar role or successful completion of a Certificate IV in Education Support.

Other Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisite units for any of the units in this qualification. However applicants must have the literacy and numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework level 3

Course Structure

To achieve a Diploma of Education Support a total of THIRTEEN (13) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of SEVEN (7) core units of competency and SIX (6) elective units of competency as outline in the packaging rules and as detailed below. The course is designed to be completed through a combination of off-the-job workshops and on-the-job tasks and activities.

Units

Core – Complete all seven (7) units

CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices 70
CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity 45
CHCEDS501A Identify and respond to student development needs 60
CHCEDS502B Foster and support an effective learning environment 55
CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills 55
CHCEDS514B Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour 55
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120

 

Elective Units – Compulsory four (4) elective units

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 20
CHCEDS507A Research an education issue 70
CHCEDS408A Support students mathematics learning for numeracy 45
CHCFC506A Foster children’s language and communication development 100

Elective Units – Choose two (2) electives from the list below

CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood 45
CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood 40
CHCEDS428A Assist teacher to develop Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture lessons 40

 

Recommended Study Plan

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and seeking to enrol in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

2015
Semester 1
CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices C
CHCEDS501A Identify and respond to student development needs C
CHCEDS502B Foster and support an effective learning environment C
CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills C
Semester 2
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice C
CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity C
CHCEDS514B Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour C
Chosen Elective unit 1 E
2016
Semester 1
Chosen Elective unit 2 E
Chosen Elective unit 3 E
Chosen Elective unit 4 E
Chosen Elective unit 5 E
Chosen Elective unit 6 E

 

Legend
Core Unit C
Elective Unit E

 

Course Fees

Course fees are applicable to students commencing the Diploma of Education support in 2015 and beyond.


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