This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision. Alyssa is a teacher aide at her local school. She has the ability to carry out tasks such as supporting behaviour of children and young people; contributing to student education in all developmental domains; support the development of literacy, oral language and numeracy skills. She works very effectively with students and colleagues, always complying with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment. Her set of skills and knowledge are shown below.

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people

Alyssa has the ability to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment. She can contribute to a safe and supportive environment; use positive support techniques; observe and collect data to assist with development of appropriate strategies for support; implement strategies to support children or young people who require additional support; and monitor and review strategies

CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

Alyssa has the ability to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. She can identify legislative and policy requirements; comply with legislative and policy requirements; and identify and comply with industrial instruments relating to the job role

CHCEDS002 Assist in implementation of planned educational programs

Alyssa has the ability to assist a worker to support the teacher/s in delivering planned education programs. She is able to contribute to planning and preparation of educational program; assist in the implementation of planned educational program; contribute to a consistent and stable learning environment; and contribute to individual and group assessment in consultation with the teacher

CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

Alyssa has the skills and knowledge to support students with different developmental issues to participate in classroom and other school activities. She has the ability to support the physical development of students; support the social and emotional development of students; support the cognitive and language development of students; and contribute to the inclusion of all students in the classroom and community

CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre

Alyssa has the ability to support the effective functioning of a classroom or other learning environment. This deals with practical issues such as administration, equipment, teaching aids and other supplies. She is able to manage herself in classrooms; select and utilise equipment effectively; prepare and maintain teaching aids, materials and resources; monitor classroom supplies; process and maintain information (documents and records); operate computers, printers and current technological equipment used in classroom activities; and contribute to the organisation and coordination of school/centre activities

CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

Alyssa has the skills and knowledge required in providing assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills. She can identify oral language, reading and writing skills; work within guidelines of literacy program; and support student literacy

CHCEDS006 Support the development of numeracy skills

Alyssa has the ability to implement numeracy programs as identified by the teacher to assist students requiring additional numeracy support

CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues

Alyssa has the ability to effectively communicate with students and colleagues. She is able to use current, recognised good practice techniques of communication; and work effectively with diverse students and colleagues

CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students

Alyssa is able to contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. She can implement workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within her scope of responsibility and according to direction. She can maintain a safe environment; maintain a hygienic and healthy environment; supervise students in conjunction with teacher; deal with emergency situations; and support the health and wellbeing of students

CHCEDS018 Support students with additional needs in the classroom environment

Alyssa is able to support students with additional needs in classrooms where there are students with a mix of abilities and needs. She can also contribute to learning opportunities

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Alyssa possesses the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures. She is able to reflect cultural awareness in work practice; accept cultural diversity as a basis for effective work place and professional relationships; communicate effectively with culturally diverse persons; and resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings

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

Alyssa possesses the communication and work practice skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health industry context. She is able to reflect an awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures in work practices; reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices; communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; reflect cultural safety in workplace and professional relationships; and work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

CHCEDS014 Support students with English as a second language

Alyssa is able to provide support to students who have English as a second language (ESL). She can facilitate communication between the student, the school and home; implement an English as a Second Language (ESL) support program; and support student ESL program

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Alyssa can work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Alyssa can identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

CHCEDS008 Comply with school administrative requirements

Alyssa can undertake administration and basic computer tasks in the education environment where administration is not the main focus of work.

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Alyssa can support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

CHCEDS016 Support learning for students with disabilities in a classroom environment

Alyssa has the skills and knowledge required as an introduction to working with students that have a recognised disability.

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Alyssa can participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.