This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

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: - communicated positively and respectfully and interacted effectively with at least three children, including: active listening; consideration of a child's age, activities, interests, culture and needs; interpreting non-verbal cues of children; responding to distress in ways that meets the child's need, and; communication of care and respect through all interactions; - assessed and responded appropriately to behaviours of concern; - encouraged children to respect similarities and differences between each other; - involved and encouraged children in decision-making and planning, 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; - effective communication techniques including verbal and non-verbal ways to show respect; - techniques to guide children's behaviour; - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and; - organisational standards, policies and procedures.

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