This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children's learning, in order to inform practice. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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: - collected and documented observations of at least three different children, including: children's behaviour and learning; children's play preferences, and; strengths, interests and relationships; - applied information to educational practice, including: sharing information with families, educators, children, experts and specialists; collaborating with families to plan for children's individual needs, and; using information gathered to inform planning.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - how to access: the National Quality Framework; the National Quality Standards, and; the relevant approved learning framework; - how to interpret the relevance of framework and standards documents in guiding work in this unit of competency; - observation and inclusion principles; - confidentiality requirements; - code of ethics; - collaborative planning techniques; - summative assessments, and; - organisation standards, policies and procedures.

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