Skills must be demonstrated in a regulated education and care service in Australia:
- the following aspects of the Performance Evidence must be directly observed by the assessor on at least one occasion:
- change nappies
- assist toddlers with toileting
- prepare bottle, bottle feed babies and clean equipment
- prepare pre-made solid food and feed babies
- assist toddlers during mealtimes
- respond appropriately to baby and toddler signs and cues
- prepare and settle babies and toddlers for sleep
- monitor and encourage age-appropriate physical exploration and gross motor skills - rolling over, sitting, crawling and walking
- remaining performance evidence may be collected through authenticated third-party reports
- observation and third-party reports must be supplemented by other forms of evidence
- interactions with babies and toddlers must be supervised by an approved early childhood educator.
Skills related to reflection and documentation may be demonstrated outside of the service and include experiences from work in non-regulated children’s education and care environments.
Where there is documented evidence that the service does not permit performance of any of the above skills by individuals who are not staff members, those skills may be demonstrated in a simulated environment, but must involve a real baby/toddler.
Where there is documented evidence that the service does not permit nappy changing or assistance with toileting by individuals who are not staff members, these skills may be demonstrated through simulation without involvement of a real baby or toddler, however, all aspects of the process must be clearly demonstrated for assessment.
Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where the skills and knowledge within this unit would be utilised, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.
Assessment must ensure access to:
- areas for:
- food preparation
- bathroom equipped with age-adjusted toilet or potties
- equipment for:
- solid food
- heating equipment
- high chairs
- change table
- ointments / creams
- nappy bags
- paper towel
- hand washing facilities
- Relevant aspects of National Quality Framework:
- Education and Care Services National Regulations
- National Quality Standard
- service standards, policies and procedures for:
- health and safety
- relationships with children
- babies and toddlers under the age of 24 months in a regulated education and care service in Australia.
Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.