Work effectively in children’s education and care

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a children’s education and care context using effective communication and knowledge of job roles, responsibilities and service procedures to complete daily work activities.

This unit applies to individuals who work according to established policies and procedures and under the supervision and 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

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 below.



Reading skills to:

  • interpret information on the National Quality Framework.

Oral communication skills to:

  • ask open and closed questions and actively listen to seek information and confirm understanding.

Initiative and enterprise skills to:

  • identify and evaluate relevance of various sources of information.

Self-management skills to:

  • interpret information from written and/or verbal directions and action appropriately.

Technology skills to:

  • source information about work in children’s education and care using digital media.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care. New unit. No equivalent unit.

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 research 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 research
  • 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
  • collaboration with families and communities
  • educational program and practice
  • physical environment
  • relationships with children
  • colleagues and supervisor for communication and collaboration.

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

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