Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHCECE050_Work in partnership with children's families Draft 2

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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

CHCECE050

UNIT TITLE

Work in partnership with children’s families

APPLICATION

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish relationships with families, promote opportunities for collaboration and share information families to support effective education and care for children.

 

This unit applies to educators working at a senior operational or leadership level. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to 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.

PREREQUISTE UNIT

Nil

COMPETENCY FIELD

Early Childhood Education and Care

UNIT SECTOR

Children’s Education and Care

1 Comments

Unit application description

"Changes to wording are an improvement."

Lorraine Walker 22.02.2019 04.33PM

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Elements and performance criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

  1. Establish relationships with families.
    1. Support families through enrolment and orientation processes.
    2. Create a welcoming environment for all families using communication techniques that build rapport and respect.
    3. Respond to families’ questions, concerns and requests in a prompt and supportive way.
    4. Encourage families to share their knowledge, skills, expertise and aspects of their family life and culture.
    5. Make current and accurate information about the operation of the service available to families.
    6. Communicate and promote opportunities for families to contribute to the operation of the service in an advisory, consultative or decision-making role.
  1. Provide information to families about their child.
    1. Share information with families about children’s progress, relationships, interests and experiences following service procedures.
    2. Inform families promptly and sensitively of any incidents affecting their child.
    3. Communicate in ways that show understanding of each child and their family and community context.
    4. Implement strategies that facilitate shared decision-making with families according to service procedures.
  1. Provide information about community services and resources.
    1. Access and interpret current and accurate information about community services and resources and make available to families.
    2. Source current and relevant information regarding community services and resources according to service procedures.
    3. Assist families to locate and contact and/or access community services and resources based on their needs.

2 Comments

Elements and performance criteria

"Reducing Elements to 3 without losing extent of the unit is an improvement."

Lorraine Walker 22.02.2019 04.33PM

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1 Reply

"Ethical concerns re PC 1.1 Support families through enrolemnt and orientaion processes- which is usually the service management role "

Sue Dahlenburg 28.02.2019 08.56AM

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Foundation skills

FOUNDATION SKILLS

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.

SKILLS

DESCRIPTION

Reading skills to:

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Writing skills to:

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Oral communication skills to:

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Numeracy skills to:

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Learning skills to:

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Problem-solving skills to:

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Initiative and enterprise skills to:

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Teamwork skills to:

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Planning and organising skills to:

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Self-management skills to:

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Technology skills to:

  • research information about community resources and services using digital media
  • share information in digital formats with families.

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

No equivalent unit.

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Performance evidence

TITLE

Assessment Requirements for CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families.

PERFORMANCE EVIDENCE

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • work with two different families (with at least two communications per family) to support education and care using all of the following skills:
    • active listening
    • collaborative discussion and decision-making
    • provision of clear verbal information
    • questioning
    • negotiation.

2 Comments

Questioning and negotiation

"These are not words that come to mind when thinking about communicating with families. Engage, collaborate and liaise would be more appropriate here. "

Susan Downey 30.04.2019 12.28PM

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Performance evidence

"How ethical is "questioning" when working with families? "

Sue Dahlenburg 28.02.2019 08.58AM

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • requirements of the following National Quality Standard(s) and related regulations and laws applicable to this unit including:
    • collaborative partnerships with families and community
  • strategies and procedures for:
    • involving family members in the service
    • exchange of information with families about children
    • provision of service and community information for families in appropriate formats and languages
    • maintaining currency of information to be shared with families
  • theories and research that underpins the value of family/educator relationships in relation to outcomes for children
  • value of the family as the first educator
  • contemporary family structures
  • evolution of family
  • diversity of family
  • communication techniques for:
    • active listening
    • building rapport
    • collaborative discussion and decision-making
    • provision of clear verbal information
    • questioning
    • negotiation.

1 Comments

Knowledge evidence

"Improved wording. Links to a relevant approved learning framework needs to be included as this is cited in the Assessment Conditions. "

Lorraine Walker 22.02.2019 04.34PM

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills must be demonstrated in a regulated education and care service in Australia:

  • interactions with children must be supervised by an approved early childhood educator.

 

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 real children and their families.

 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • publicly available information about the service
  • National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Education and Care Services National Regulations
    • National Quality Standard
    • the relevant approved national learning framework
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:
    • collaborative partnerships with families and community
  • children in a regulated education and care service
  • families / carers of the above children.

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations requirements for assessors.

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3 Comments

Workplace assessment

"This will be hard to assess in the workplace as many services do not allow students to engage with families due to service policies. Much of the assessment of this unit will need to be simulated. "

Susan Downey 30.04.2019 12.36PM

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All assessed in the workplace ?

"Whilst ideally its great to assess in the worplace a lot of services wont allow students to liaise with families - its against policy and understanably so. Therefore its counter intuitive to make this assessed in the workplace. Not all of the criteria can be - and can only be assessed through simulated settings , or onsite playsessons etc. This needs to be looked at as students wont be able to be assessed on placement for much of this . "

Sue Wyatt 23.04.2019 03.59PM

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Must involve real children and families

"What does this mean....in what type of service?community centre ?family day care? playgroup? creche? clarification required please"

Sue Dahlenburg 28.02.2019 09.08AM

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