This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that work is consistent with established practice frameworks.  This unit applies to people working in child protection contexts. Their work will require them to follow established procedures and ensure compliance with legislation and professional frameworks. Typically the worker will not supervise the work of others.

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.

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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: - sourced and critiqued child protection frameworks / professional standards; - used frameworks/standards to review own professional practice and identify strengths and areas for improvement, and; - engaged in ongoing reflective practice, critical inquiry about own values and beliefs, and self-directed learning.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the purpose of child protection and the methods used to protect children; - authorities responsible for overseeing child protection; - child protection legislation; - a range of professional frameworks and standards, coming from national and state governments and peak bodies; - methods for self-development and ongoing professional education; - reflective practice principles, and; - the principles of critical enquiry and action research.

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