Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our CHCEDS056 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to provide support to students who have education needs associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The unit applies to education support workers who operate under the guidance and supervision of a teacher or other educational professional. They work mainly with students in classroom settings in primary and secondary schools, as defined by State/Territory legislation.

Unit mapping information

CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

Education Support: Children’s Education and Care

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace:

  • provision of support must be directly observed by the assessor on one occasion

  • remaining performance evidence may be collected through authenticated third-party reports

  • observation and third-party reports must be supplemented by other forms of evidence.

When providing support to a student as a part of performance evidence demonstration, the individual needs of the student being supported must be discussed with the teacher prior to the activity and associated direct observation taking place. All activities and direct observations should be planned in order to avoid any distress or impact on the student being supported.

Interactions with students must be supervised by a teacher or other educational professional.

Skills related to resource development may be demonstrated outside of the workplace, but must be based on work in a primary or secondary school in Australia.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • information technology for research and resource development

  • organisational policies and procedures for working with students with ASD

  • students with ASD in a school

  • colleagues for guidance and collaboration

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations requirements for assessors.

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