This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify client needs and provide education in a small group or one to one setting regarding effective parenting behaviour, general health and well-being issues.  This unit applies to individuals working with parents or families in diverse community services or health contexts. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.

Unit details

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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: - provided parenting, health and well-being education to at least 2 different clients or client groups.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal and ethical considerations for education in parenting, health and well-being, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice; - factors that affect the capacity of families to function effectively; - key stages of child development and needs at different stages; - features of a healthy lifestyle; - different models of parenting including cultural differences; - different models of parents/families; - impact of positive parenting in regards to formation of healthy lifestyle behaviours of children, and; - support networks available to parent and families.

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