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. Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers. Dana has knowledge of the most common disabilities and disorders. She understands the main issues, strategies and tools used by teacher aides or integration aides while working with special needs students. Dana's set of skills and knowledge are shown below.

CHCEDS019 Support students\' mathematics learning

Dana is able to work with teachers to support students in pre-primary, primary and secondary to develop mathematics skills in number and algebra, measurements and geometry, and statistics and probability as included in current curriculum documents. She is able to facilitate application of mathematics skills for numeracy; support students to develop mathematics skills for numerate understanding; and enhance students’ mathematics knowledge and skills through structured activities

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

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

CHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning

Dana has the ability to understand and apply a range of principles and processes to facilitate student learning, either for individuals or for small groups. She can apply her understanding of current education approaches relevant to the education environment; establish an environment conducive to student learning; facilitate the learning process; and support and monitor student learning

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Dana 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.

CHCEDS023 Supervise students outside the classroom

Dana is able to supervise students in school grounds, community settings, and other non-classroom environments. She is able to identify potential risks associated with an activity in cooperation with relevant personnel; use positive student management techniques; maintain calm and confident demeanour; and review and reflect on the effectiveness of strategies and performance

CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains

Dana can support students with different developmental issues to participate in classroom and other school activities.

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people

Dana 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

CHCEDS025 Facilitate learning for students with disabilities

Dana has the ability to effectively contribute to learning experiences for students with a range of disabilities. She can comply with policies, procedures and legislation that addresses work with students with disabilities; demonstrate inclusive practices; provide support to the teacher of students with disabilities; and contribute to an education adjustment profile for students with disabilities

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

Dana 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

CHCEDS026 Deliver elements of teaching and learning programs

Dana can deliver delegated structured learning activities to students.

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Dana has the ability to 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). She is able to implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people; report indications of possible risk of harm; apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people

CHCEDS005 Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

Dana can provide assistance to students who need additional support with their reading, writing and oral language skills.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Dana can evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

Dana can plan, implement and review formal and informal ongoing skills development, in collaboration with a person with disability and incorporate into the person’s individualised plan.

CHCEDS027 Support flexible learning in an education environment

Dana can work with teachers to support flexible learning for students in an education environment.

CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support

Dana has the ability 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. She is able to identify problems experienced by students in need of additional support; contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support; provide support to students in need of additional support; and provide support to teachers of students in need of additional support

CHCEDS017 Contribute to the health and safety of students

Dana can contribute effectively to the health and safety of students. The education support worker implements workplace health and safety instructions and procedures within his or her scope of responsibility and according to direction.

CHCEDS013 Use an e-learning management system

Dana can use an e-learning management system that supports self-directed e-learning within the context of a pre-arranged course or program.

CHCEDS029 Assist teacher to develop Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language and culture lessons

Dana can assist a teacher to develop a series of lessons relating to local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander languages and culture.

CHCEDS030 Coordinate e-learning programs

Dana can coordinate learning programs/activities using an e-learning management system.

CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

Dana has the ability to support, contribute to and coordinate education opportunities for students, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. She is able to contribute to a positive education environment; support community engagement; support the cultural identity of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students; and support literacy and numeracy strategies

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Dana has the ability to participate in safe work practices to ensure her own health and safety, and that of others. She is able to follow safe work practices; implement safe work practices; contribute to safe work practices in the workplace; and reflect on own safe work practices

CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

Dana has the ability to assist the individual and education organisation to implement responsible behaviour plans. Dana is able to research and document legislative and organisation policy requirements, create safe learning environments to socially support student learning and support implementation of strategies for student responsibility in behaviour management

CHCLLN001 Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs

Dana can identify situations where client language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills may be impeding access to services, to adjust service delivery, and to refer appropriately to improve client outcomes.

CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies

Dana can work with individuals or groups in specific communities and support their engagement in making decisions that affects their lives.

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Dana can identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

Dana is able to provide support to students who have education needs associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dana has the ability to research autism spectrum disorder, provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder and provide support to teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder

CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Dana can communicate with people who have complex communication needs through effective use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and systems.

CHCEDS028 Assist in production of language resources

Dana can assist a teacher in the development and production of language resources to assist students’ learning where English is a second language.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Dana can provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.