This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations. This unit applies to work across a range of education and care service 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: - supported sustainable practices within at least one education and care service, including: undertaking an analysis of the environmental sustainability of the workplace; identifying and supporting potential for workplace change to enhance environmental sustainability; supporting children to develop respect for the natural environment; designing, implementing and reviewing a program to enhance environmental sustainability in the child care workplace, and; using a variety of strategies to involve colleagues, children, families and the broader community in participating in and evaluating a program to enhance environmental sustainability.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; - importance of community as a source of knowledge, skills and values, including: - barriers and drivers for behavioural change; - strategies to increase children's experiences and understanding of animals and the natural environment; - impact of key global issues, such as climate change, ozone layer effects, greenhouse effect, earth resources and biodiversity; - qualitative and quantitative evaluation processes for sustainability program; - sustainable practices and sustainable strategies; - cleaning and maintenance, and building, equipment and associated resources, and; -organisation standards, policies and procedures.

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