Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop guidelines that foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour, and to monitor and support children’s learning, development and wellbeing in this area.

This unit applies to educators working at a leadership level in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others.

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

Unit Sector

Children’s 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 educational program information and curriculum documentation
  • interpret service policies and procedures.

Writing skills to:

  • record information and observations according to service procedures
  • produce accurate, informative documents and reports.

Oral communication skills to:

  • ask open and closed questions and actively listen to seek information and confirm understanding
  • interact and engage with children and families to build rapport
  • provide accurate detail of observations to colleagues and other relevant persons.

Initiative and enterprise skills to:

  • determine and use appropriate template for reporting, according to service policies and procedures
  • use appropriate support strategies when opportunities arise.

Technology skills to:

  • document support plans using digital media.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children supersedes and is not equivalent to CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour.

Assessment Conditions

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

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

Skills related to reflection may be demonstrated outside of the service, but must be based on work in a children’s education and care service in Australia.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • information technology for documenting support plans
  • National Quality Framework:
  • Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • National Quality Standard
  • the relevant approved learning framework
  • Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:
  • collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • relationships with children
  • educators for collaboration
  • 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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