Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

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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.

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.

Pre-requisite Unit


Competency Field

Early Childhood Education and Care

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.



Reading skills to:

  • interpret service hygiene, health and safety procedures
  • interpret medication administration instructions.

Writing skills to:

  • complete forms and reports.

Oral communication skills to:

  • interact and engage with children to build rapport.

Numeracy skills to:

  • measure medications and calculate correct times to be administered
  • interpret food labels.

Initiative and enterprise skills to:

  • determine appropriate strategies to support children’s individual needs.

Technology skills to:

  • record information using digital media according to service policies and procedures.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing 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.

Assessment Conditions

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 or 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 or 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
  • drinking water
  • handwashing facilities
  • personal protective equipment
  • indoor and outdoor play areas
  • sleeping and rest areas equipped with beds and linen
  • sun protection materials
  • toilet facilities
  • 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.

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