This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators to design, implement and evaluate the curriculum to foster children's learning and development. 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: - designed and implemented curriculum on at least one occasion, including: evaluating and modifying environments to enhance opportunities for children's learning from other educators, children and their families; gathering information to use as a basis for design to address identified needs; designing learning experiences to foster children's development, and; assessing and evaluating curriculum and learning experiences in accordance with guidelines, and; - performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 240 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service.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 navigate through framework and standards documents to find areas relevant to this unit of competency; - how to design programs and environments that foster children's development; - evaluation strategies, and; - organisation standards, policies and procedures.

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