Working in education is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. If you’ve got the passion and patience to work closely with children with varying developmental needs and temperaments, a role in education support is right for you.
The Certificate of Education Support (Literacy and Numeracy) is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skill and knowledge to provide assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.
The course covers how to work in an education support role implementing numeracy and literacy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring additional support.
Unit 1 - Support the development of numeracy skills
Basic skills and knowledge
Numbers and basic computations
Mathematical and numeracy processes
Students mathematical ability
Stages of cognitive development
Learning models and language
Numeracy support program
Recording students’ progress
Assess student ability
Unit 2 - Support the development of literacy and oral language skills
Reading and writing
Oral language skills
Ages of skills/knowledge
Reading and writing purposes
Key Learning Areas (KLAs)
Implementing support strategies
Support worker roles
Games and activities
Rhymes, poems and songs
Literacy conventions and processes
Unit 3 - Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment
Delivery of services
Key issues for students with disabilities
Meeting individual needs
Family carer issues
Grief and loss
Policy, regulatory and legal requirements
Disability services legislation
Principles and objectives
Australian legislation principles (AAPs)
Access and equity principles
Personal values and attitudes
Types of disabilities
General learning disabilities
Rights, interests and needs
Strategies to assist students
Exercise rights and independence
The right to learn
Vicious circle of low expectations
Education adjustment program profile (EAPP)
Support requirements of students
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Situations of risk
Situations posing risk to students
Preventing hazardous situations
Reporting inappropriate behaviour
Personal safety of self and others
Store equipment safely
Appropriate learning environments
Health and safety legislation
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
This was my first time studying online. I was very happy with the support I received. My queries were answered promptly and satisfactorily
N. Axford, Warragul, VIC | Certificate of Education Support – Literacy and Numeracy
I was happy with everything within the course
T. Bambridge, Warragul, VIC | Certificate Education Support – Literacy and Numeracy
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.