Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum over a period of time to foster children’s learning and development.

This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service.

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 the relevant approved learning frameworks and the National Quality Standard.

Writing skills to:

  • record information according to service guidelines.

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.

Initiative and enterprise skills to:

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

Technology skills to:

  • document curriculum and record evaluations using digital media.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum supersedes and is not equivalent to CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency and CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development.

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:
  • implementation of one aspect of the curriculum
  • 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 research, design and evaluation may be demonstrated outside of the service, but must be based on work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • information technology for documentation
  • National Quality Framework:
  • National Quality Standard
  • the relevant approved learning framework
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:
  • children’s health and safety
  • collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • educational program and practice
  • physical environment
  • 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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