Work in partnership with children’s families

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish relationships with families, connect with the local and broader community and promote opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information with families to support effective education and care for children.

This unit applies to educators working at a senior operational or leadership level in regulated children’s education and care services 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


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 information about community services and resources.

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 methods of relaying information in a culturally appropriate manner.

Technology skills to:

  • research information about community services and resources using digital media
  • share information in digital formats with families.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families supersedes and is not equivalent to CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children.

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.

Where there is documented evidence that the service does not permit performance of one or more of the above skills by individuals who are not staff members, those skills 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:

  • publicly available information about the service
  • information technology for research about community services and resources and sharing of information
  • National Quality Framework:
  • Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • National Quality Standard
  • the relevant approved learning framework
  • service standards, policies and procedures for:
  • collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • educational program and practice
  • children in a regulated education and care service in Australia
  • families or carers of the above children.

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

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