This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child. This unit applies to educators working in a variety 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: - worked collaboratively with at least three different families to support education and care, including: communicating information about children's interests and development; developing care strategies together, and; engaging in discussion relevant to the child and family; - involved families in the service/program by: encouraging participation in children's experiences, and; providing opportunities for families to give feedback on service/program.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; - strategies for involving family members in the service; - organisation standards, policies and procedures, and; - relevant theories that underpin the value of family/educator relationships.

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