Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

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 CHCECE033 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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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate and interact respectfully with children and to guide their behaviours in ways that support their agency, positive sense of self and self-regulation.

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 CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people, CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children and CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency.

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

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

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

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

  • the following aspects of performance evidence must be directly observed by the assessor on at least one occasion each:
  • communicate positively and respectfully during interactions with children between the ages of birth and 6 years that collectively include:
    • group interactions
    • play opportunities
    • physical care routines
    • sustained individual interaction
    • times of transition – at least one of the following:
      • from one activity to another
      • from one location to another
      • during arrival at the service
  • 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.

Skills related to reflection and documentation may be demonstrated outside of the service and may include experiences from work in non-regulated children’s education and care environments.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • National Quality Framework:
    • National Quality Standard
    • the relevant approved learning framework
  • service policies and procedures for relationships with children
  • educators and supervisor for guidance and collaboration
  • children up to 6 years of age in a regulated education and care service in Australia.

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

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