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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

CHCECE055

UNIT TITLE

Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

APPLICATION

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and meet legal and ethical obligations. It includes the ability to recognise potential and actual examples of non-compliance and contribute to the continuous improvement of practice.

 

This unit applies to all educators who work in children’s education and care services.

 

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

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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. Identify legal and ethical obligations.

 

    1. Identify and access authoritative sources of information.
    2. Correctly interpret sources of information about the legal requirements that apply to the contemporary work role.
    3. Identify the scope and nature of own rights and responsibilities in the job role.
  1. Meet legal and ethical obligations.

 

    1. Adhere to legal and ethical requirements in work practice according to service policies and procedures and scope of role.
    2. Identify potential ethical issues and dilemmas and discuss with an appropriate person.
    3. Identify potential or actual situations of non-compliance and report according to service procedures.
  1. Contribute to workplace improvements.

 

    1. Identify situations where work practices could be improved to meet legal and ethical responsibilities.
    2. Share feedback through constructive communication with colleagues and supervisors.
    3. Identify and take opportunities to contribute to the review and development of policies and protocols.

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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 legal and ethical obligations using digital media.

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

No equivalent unit.

 

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Performance evidence

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Assessment Requirements for CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

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:

  • complete one work activity in each of the following areas of practice according to legal and ethical obligations:
    • health, safety and wellbeing
    • incidents, injury, trauma and illness
    • response to medical condition
    • emergency response
  • develop appropriate responses to at least three different legal or ethical issues or dilemmas relevant to the work role.

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

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

  • the National Quality Framework and its key components
  • the role of state/territory regulatory authorities
  • educator duty of care responsibilities
  • key aspects of the regulatory environment for children’s education and care:
    • Education and Care Services National Laws and Regulations
    • interrelations between National Laws and Regulations and the National Quality Framework
    • navigating the regulatory documents
    • staffing arrangements:
      • minimum requirements for persons in charge
      • minimum numbers
      • educational qualifications
      • first aid qualifications
      • staff and educator records
    • information management:
      • record keeping and accessibility of information
      • privacy and confidentiality
      • data security protocols
      • legislated storage requirements
      • accessibility of information
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
    • its purpose
    • the articles relevant to children’s education and care
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics:
    • definitions used
    • core principles
    • commitments to action
  • the similarities, differences and interrelationships between legal and ethical issues in the context of children’s education and care
  • potential legal and ethical issues and dilemmas that may arise and how to respond
  • conflict of interest
    • identifying real and perceived conflicts of interest
    • responding to conflicts of interest
  • ways to constructively contribute to workplace improvements.

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions.

 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • information technology for sourcing information
  • service standards, policies and procedures for all aspects of operation involving direct contact with children
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care
    • Education and Care Services National Regulations
    • National Quality Standard
    • the relevant approved national learning framework.

 

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

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