This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children's play and learning.

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: - set up a safe environment on at least three occasions (including at least one indoor and one outdoor), including: demonstrating effective selection and placement of equipment and resources, with consideration for safety of the children; guiding and facilitating individual children's play and learning experiences, including allowing for children to make decisions; creating an environment that allows for individual and collaborative experiences; providing a range of experiences to stimulate children and aid learning, including those that allow exploration of natural materials, environments and experiences.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; - relevance of the approved framework to pedagogical practices; - play and learning experiences, associated resources and materials relevant to the interests and abilities of children; - role of play in learning; - theories that pertain to play; - reflective practice; - United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child; - organisational standards, policies and procedures, and; - safety measures available to minimise risks for children and others.

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