This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teachers to support primary and secondary students to develop literacy skills, including oral language, reading and writing skills. It includes the ability to develop literacy resources.
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.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.