Qualification details

CHC51308 - Diploma of Education Support (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 04/Oct/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability N/A
CHCADMIN508B - Manage limited budgets and financial accountabilitiesManage limited budgets and financial accountabilities N/A
CHCCS421B - Undertake community sector work within own communityUndertake community sector work within own community N/A
CHCCS427B - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and development N/A
CHCCS502C - Maintain legal and ethical work practicesMaintain legal and ethical work practices N/A
CHCCS506A - Promote and respond to workplace diversityPromote and respond to workplace diversity N/A
CHCEDS403B - Promote and implement Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander language and culture programsPromote and implement Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander language and culture programs N/A
CHCEDS404A - Liaise with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community re education programLiaise with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community re education program N/A
CHCEDS408A - Support students' mathematics learning for numeracySupport students' mathematics learning for numeracy N/A
CHCEDS409A - Support students' literacy learningSupport students' literacy learning N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 4.1 

CHC08 Version 4.2 

Comments 

CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support

CHC51308 Diploma of Education Support

Correction to modification history. No change to qualification outcome.

Description

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

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry 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.

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

13 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units

A range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

CHCEDS501A Identify and respond to student development needs

CHCEDS502B Foster and support an effective learning environment

CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills

CHCEDS514B Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking education support work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or more of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Education work 

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCADMIN508B Manage limited budgets and financial accountabilities

CHCEDS507A Research an education issue

CHCEDS508B Assist in leading a small team in an education environment

CHCEDS509A Support students with multiple disabilities

CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood

CHCFC505A Foster cognitive development in early childhood

CHCFC506A Foster children's language and communication development

CHCFC508A Foster children's aesthetic and creative development

CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood

CHCIC510A Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs

CHCPR510B Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children

CHCCS427B Facilitate adult learning and development

TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Education support work  - youth focus 

CHCYTH401B Engage respectfully with young people

CHCYTH502A Work with young people to establish support networks

CHCYTH505E Support youth programs

Education support work  - diversity 

CHCEDS505A Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Education support work  - Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander 

CHCCS421B Undertake community sector work within own community

CHCEDS403B Promote and implement Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture programs

CHCEDS404A Liaise with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community re education program

CHCEDS505A Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

Education support work  - disability 

CHCEDS506A Assist in implementing education plans for students with disabilities

Literacy and numeracy electives 

CHCEDS408A Support students' mathematics learning for numeracy

CHCEDS409A Support students' literacy learning

CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

Oral health 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

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