CHCEDS022 - Work with students in need of additional support

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CHCEDS022 - Work with students in need of additional support

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have to face a range of challenges that may limit their access to, participation in or outcomes from the curriculum.

This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.

Education support workers will apply knowledge of appropriate educational responses as part of a team supporting students with learning difficulties.


The student can identify problems experienced by students in need of additional support

• Identify, in collaboration with the teacher the specific learning needs of the individual student

• Identify any real barriers or potential barriers to learning

The student can contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support

• Provide observations to the education team to inform the process of planning for students requiring additional support

• Develop expectations for students, with the education team

• Discuss strategies to increase student access to learning, with the education team

• Identify and assemble required resources

The student can provide support to students in need of additional support

• Use assistive technologies where appropriate

• Implement planned strategies to meet the needs of individual students

• Provide students with regular opportunities for practising new skills

• Monitor student progress and inform teachers on a regular basis

The student can provide support to teachers of students in need of additional support

• Cooperate in the implementation of programs and strategies designed by teachers

• Monitor and arrange maintenance of any equipment used to support students

The student has contributed to the education team and participants in planning for students in need of additional support to achieve their full potential, including:

• setting up and using adaptive technologies required by students

• adapting education resources to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties

• using professional language when working with teachers and other professionals.


Knowledge Evidence :

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role.

These include knowledge of:

  • language, literacy and numeracy support strategies appropriate to the phase of learning
  • appropriate support for a range of learning situations for students with various reasons for requiring additional assistance including physical, intellectual or learning disabilities, medical conditions, or emotional or psychological issues
  • physical, emotional and social support that may be required by individual students
  • individual education plans and behaviour management plans.
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