This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker to manage their work performance in a range of education environments.
The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly in classroom settings in schools, with students aged between five and 18 years, but may also work in other education settings within the community.
An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education worker is generally drawn from local communities because of their fluency in a specific language, kinship relationships within the community, a level of knowledge of and respect for traditional culture, and capacity to interact in the wider community.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.