Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHCECE056_Work effectively in children's education and care

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Unit application and prerequisites




Work effectively in children’s education and care


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a children’s education and care context using effective communication and knowledge of job roles, responsibilities and organisational procedures to complete daily work activities.


This unit applies to individuals working under the supervision and guidance of others 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.






Children’s Education and Care


Unit application description

"Sound application description for an introductory unit."

Lorraine Walker 21.02.2019 02.53PM

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Elements and performance criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

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

  1. Source and use information on work in children’s education and care.
    1. Identify and access sources that provide current and accurate information on work in children’s education and care.
    2. Source and interpret information on rights and responsibilities of own role.
    3. Source and interpret information on skill and knowledge requirements for own and related roles.


  1. Work within organisational requirements
    1. Obtain, interpret and comply with organisational procedures according to own job role.
    2. Seek advice and information from supervisors to ensure full understanding of organisational requirements.
    3. Use designated lines of internal and external verbal and written communication and reporting.
    4. Follow organisational presentation standards.


  1. Use effective work habits
    1. Plan and organise daily work activities to achieve required outcomes within scope of responsibility.
    2. Act promptly on instructions and follow procedures relevant to the task.
    3. Identify and clearly communicate to supervisor when additional support is needed.
    4. Prioritise and complete competing tasks within designated timeframes.


  1. Work collaboratively
    1. Identify and use opportunities to share and seek information to maximise cooperation and the quality of daily work outcomes.
    2. Use verbal and non-verbal communication that demonstrates respect for individual differences and work roles.
    3. Communicate information in a manner that is clear, and confirm understanding
    4. Listen to requests, clarify meaning and respond appropriately.
    5. Exchange information clearly in a timely manner and within confidentiality procedures
    6. Use oral communication skills to prevent, defuse and resolve conflict situations.


Elements and performance criteria

"Covers relevant ACSF core skills at appropriate AQF level and links appropriately to the elective BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development without any needless repetition."

Lorraine Walker 21.02.2019 02.54PM

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"This unit is poorly written and contains repetition.Do you mean work role? It’s very difficult to assess ‘interpret, listen, act etc. This is competency based training which means the langauage must reflect practices."

Karen Kearns 24.01.2019 09.08AM

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2 Replies

"Karen you make very good points about this unit. I agree with your statement. "

Lisa Langdon 30.04.2019 02.31PM

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"Yes this unit could be used as a training example of how NOT to write a unit of competency!"

Karen Kearns 30.04.2019 05.01PM

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Foundation skills


Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed below.



Reading skills to:


Writing skills to:


Oral communication skills to:


Numeracy skills to:


Learning skills to:


Problem-solving skills to:


Initiative and enterprise skills to:


Teamwork skills to:


Planning and organising skills to:


Self-management skills to:


Technology skills to:

  • source information about work in children’s education and care using digital media.


No equivalent unit.



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Performance evidence


Assessment Requirements for CHCCEC056 Work effectively in children’s education and care


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

  • access, interpret and use information about employment and organisational procedures in children’s education and care from three different sources
  • use effective planning, organisational and communication skills to complete five different children’s education and care daily work activities.


Performance evidence

"Relevant to Elements and PCs."

Lorraine Walker 21.02.2019 02.54PM

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Knowledge evidence


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

  • role characteristics, boundaries and responsibilities for key job roles in children’s education and care in the following sectors:
    • early childhood
    • out of school hours care
    • education support
  • sources of information on employment in children’s education and care:
    • employer associations
    • professional associations
    • staff handbooks
    • trade unions
  • purpose and basic requirements of the National Quality Framework:
    • purpose of National Law and National Regulations
    • requirements of each quality area in the National Quality Standard
    • definition of the assessment and quality rating process
    • definition of an approved learning framework
  • types of organisational policies and procedures that relate to general work practices in children’s education and care:
    • communication and reporting
    • employment conditions
    • personal presentation and uniform standards
    • procedures for work role activities
  • the role of collaboration in providing quality education and care
  • communication techniques and how these are applied in a children’s education and care context:
    • active listening
    • body language
    • conflict resolution
    • methods for conveying information clearly and concisely (both oral and written)
    • open and closed questioning
    • verbal and non-verbal cues
    • voice tonality.



Knowledge evidence

"Links well to Elements and PCs. Provides an introduction to the NQF and its documents, organisational policies and procedures and ACSF core skills. However, Information Technology should be included as it forms part of the Assessment Conditions."

Lorraine Walker 21.02.2019 02.55PM

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"Add to communication techniques, the ability to self reflect"

Sue Dahlenburg 28.02.2019 08.49AM

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Assessment conditions


Skills must be demonstrated in an education and care service in Australia:

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


Assessment must ensure access to:

  • information technology for research
  • National Quality Framework
    • National Quality Standard
  • organisational standards, policies and procedures for:
    • educational program and practice
    • health and safety
    • physical environment
    • relationships with children
    • collaboration with families and community
  • children, colleagues and supervisor for communication and collaborative activities


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


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"Add in requirement for 'Students must be directly observed by the assessor attending the workplace on at least one occassion'"

Adam Green 20.08.2019 11.46AM

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