This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CHCECE010

Assessment

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: - supported the development of children in at least three different situations/activities (including different age groups and abilities); - interacting with children to holistically support development and learning appropriate to the child's abilities and age; - providing a variety of experiences and environments to support the different areas of children's development (including a combination of physical, creative, social, emotional, language and cognitive), 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: - code of ethics; - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; - 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; - introductory-level child development for children; - aspects of poor early childhood development; - other life experiences which interrupt appropriate childhood activities, and their potential long-term harmful impacts; - biological and environmental influences on development, and; - symbol systems including letters, numbers, time, money and musical notation.

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