Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children (Superseded)

Note: CHCECE016 is superseded by CHCECE041

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our CHCECE016 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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Unit information about the CHCECE016 training material in this resource

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The unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

Unit mapping information

This unit supersedes CHCCN511B Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

The Foundation Skills described those required skills (language, literacy and numeracy) that are essential to performance.

Reading—in order to interpret and apply relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, including National Quality Standards, required for ensuring safety in a service.

The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated:

  • over a period including at least 120 hours of work within at least one approved education and care service

Realistic in depth industry validated scenarios and simulations are to be used to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge in addition to that which can be assessed in an individual workplace. This is to ensure assessment occurs across a broader range of contexts than one workplace can provide or when some of the situations to be assessed are unpredictable or occur only rarely.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • evacuation plans

  • health and safety procedures and policies, including food handling, travel and medication administration

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