This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children's physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - provided care and responded appropriately to at least three children of varying ages, including: promoting physical activity and encouraging participation; engaging children in discussions around physical health and wellbeing; adapting the physical environment to ensure challenge and appropriate risk-taking; ensuring the smooth transition of new arrivals; supporting children through transition and change, and; - performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the National Quality Framework; - the National Quality Standards; - the relevant approved learning framework; - how to navigate through framework and standards documents to find areas relevant to this unit of competency; - basic principles of child physical and emotional development; - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; - recommendations for physical activity for birth to 5-year-olds and 5- to 12-year-olds in the National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians; - impact of changes of routines and environments for children; - sun safety; - relevance of hand hygiene for minimising infectious diseases; - code of ethics; - routines and strategies to minimise distress at separation of parent and child, and; - organisational standards, policies and procedures.

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