Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
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 CHCECE031 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 CHCECE031 training material in this resource
CHCECE031 information from training.gov.au.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to support and promote children’s health, safety and wellbeing in relation to physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, rest and relaxation and individual medical requirements.
This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures and under the guidance of others in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.
Unit mapping information
Supersedes and is not equivalent to CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children, CHCECE003 Provide care for children and CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Unit sector or competency field
Children’s Education and Care–Early Childhood Education and Care
Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units
Skills must be demonstrated in a regulated children’s 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:
- support a child to wash their hands
- support one or more children during mealtimes
- support a child with toileting
- support a child with dressing/undressing
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 children must be supervised by an approved early childhood educator.
Where there is documented evidence that the service does not permit assistance with toileting or dressing/undressing by individuals who are not staff members, these skills may be demonstrated through simulated activities and scenarios without involvement of a real child. However, all aspects of the process must be clearly demonstrated for assessment.
Skills related to responding to situations where the health and safety of children may be compromised may be demonstrated through simulated activities and scenarios.
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:
eating areas equipped with tables, chairs, utensils
personal protective equipment
indoor and outdoor play areas
sleeping and rest areas equipped with beds and linen
sun protection materials
toys and other play equipment
information technology for record keeping and documentation
recommendations for physical activity in the National Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Australians and Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (Birth to 5 years)
recommendations for children’s healthy eating as detailed in the following sources or their successors:
- Australian Dietary Guidelines
- Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
National Quality Framework:
- Education and Care Services National Regulations
- National Quality Standard
- the relevant approved learning framework
service standards, policies and procedures for children’s health and safety
children in a regulated education and care service in Australia.
Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.