Observe children to inform practice

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 CHCECE038 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 identify and gather information about children from observation and other sources as part of a collaborative process and as a basis for curriculum planning.

This unit applies to educators who contribute to the curriculum planning process under the guidance of others in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.

Unit mapping information

Supersedes and is equivalent to CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice.

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:

  • performance evidence may be collected through authenticated third-party reports

  • third-party reports must be supplemented by other forms of evidence

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

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • observation-recording tools

  • children’s records (real or simulated)

  • information technology for recording information

  • National Quality Framework:

    • National Quality Standard
    • the relevant approved learning framework
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:

    • collaborative partnerships with families and communities
    • educational program and practice
    • relationships with children
  • educators for guidance and collaboration

  • children between the ages of birth and six years 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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