Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

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 CHCECE055 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 meet legal and ethical obligations. This includes the ability to recognise potential and actual examples of non-compliance with regulatory requirements and contribute to the continuous improvement of practice.

This unit applies to educators who work according to established policies and procedures in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit.

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 the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions:

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

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:

  • information technology for sourcing information

  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • National Quality Framework:

    • Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations

    • National Quality Standard

    • the relevant approved learning framework

  • service standards, policies and procedures for all aspects of operation

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

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