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Certificate of Education Support – Literacy and Numeracy


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

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.

Course Structure

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
  • Problem-solving tasks
  • Reverse thinking
  • Learning disabilities
  • Learning models and language
  • Numeracy support program
  • Support strategies
  • Learning styles
  • Multi-level teaching
  • Recording students’ progress
  • Assess student ability
  • Positive reinforcement

Unit 2 - Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

  • Oral language
  • Reading and writing
  • Literacy development
  • Oral language skills
  • Ages of skills/knowledge
  • Language functions
  • Reading and writing purposes
  • Narrative genres
  • Speaking processes
  • Reading processes
  • Writing processes
  • Literacy programs
  • Curriculum documents
  • Key Learning Areas (KLAs)
  • Lesson plans
  • Running records
  • Oral abilities
  • Writing abilities
  • Implementing support strategies
  • Literacy texts
  • Support worker roles
  • Games and activities
  • Reading aloud
  • 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
  • Personal goals
  • Policy, regulatory and legal requirements
  • Disability services legislation
  • Principles and objectives
  • Disability legislation
  • Australian legislation principles (AAPs)
  • Access and equity principles
  • Personal values and attitudes
  • Appropriate language
  • Promote individuality
  • Appropriate terminology
  • Types of disabilities
  • General learning disabilities
  • Rights, interests and needs
  • Strategies to assist students
  • Exercise rights and independence
  • Empowering students
  • The right to learn
  • Vicious circle of low expectations
  • Positive expectations
  • Respecting students
  • Education adjustment program profile (EAPP)
  • Support requirements of students
  • Fading
  • Supporting communication
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Situations of risk
  • Situations posing risk to students
  • Preventing hazardous situations
  • Organisational policies
  • Unacceptable risk
  • Intermediate risk
  • Abuse
  • Reporting inappropriate behaviour
  • Personal safety of self and others
  • Store equipment safely
  • Appropriate learning environments
  • Health and safety legislation

Unit 4 - Support the development of writing skills

  • Reading and writing
  • Skills and knowledge
  • Learner stages
  • Genre
  • Literary genres
  • Identify writing processes
  • Guidelines and practices
  • Drafting and revising
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Publishing
  • Implement a writing program
  • Learner development
  • Mapping
  • Maintain writing records
  • Learner confidentiality
  • Data quality / security
  • Support writing program
  • Formative / diagnostic assessment
  • Planning writing
  • Explicit teaching
  • Modelling
  • Scaffolding
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Grammatical rules


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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Professional Development For:

  • Teacher Assistant – Learning Support
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Classroom Support Officer
  • Learning Support Teacher
  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access


  • $150 deposit
  • $30/week
  • No credit checks required


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