of Early Childhood Education and Care
Units of competency updated (see mapping at www.cshisc.com.au).
Corrections to metadata and mapping. Equivalent outcome.
This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. Removal of entry requirements.
This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.
Total number of units = 28
- 23 core units
- 5 elective units, of which:
- at least 2 must be selected from the elective units listed below
- up to 3 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Develop cultural competence
Ensure the health and safety of children
Provide care for children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Nurture creativity in children
Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Promote children’s agency
Analyse information to inform learning
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Work legally and ethically
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Maintain work health and safety
Work with diverse people
Meet community information needs
Lead the work team
Develop and implement policy
Research and apply evidence to practice
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
Develop teams and individuals
Provide leadership across the organisation
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability