Advanced Diploma of Children's Services

This qualification covers children's services workers who may operate at an advanced level in early childhood education and care to:

Provide specialist services

Act as a resource for other workers

Provide practice supervision of staff including volunteers

Work intensively with clients

Work with clients with complex needs.

Occupational titles may include:

Child and family support service coordinator

Inclusion support facilitator

Children's services coordinator

Service director


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

13 units are required for award of this qualification including:

7 core units

6 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Group B general electives of which at least two must be selected

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units

add topic BSBMGT608B Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic CHCCS502B Maintain legal and ethical work practices

add topic CHCCS604A Manage the delivery of quality services to clients

add topic CHCORG611B Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

add topic CHCORG620C Promote and represent the service

add topic CHCORG624D Provide leadership in community services delivery

add topic CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking children's services work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

The children's services workplace is regarded as having particular potential for engendering stronger and more respectful relationships between non-Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians and across the diverse groups in the community.

It is therefore highly recommended that this qualification includes one of the following units to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for:

Staff to support and promote respect for and awareness of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities where there are no Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children attending or residing in the local area

Staff who work specifically with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families

add topic CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

As cultural diversity is a feature of our community, one of the following electives is also recommended for inclusion:

add topic CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children's services

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Group B - general electives

At least TWO electives must be selected from the following group of general electives.

add topic CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

add topic CHCCM605C Develop practice standards

add topic CHCCN520C Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people

add topic CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

add topic CHCCS607D Coordinate in-service assessment and response to address client needs

add topic CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

add topic CHCFC520C Promote ethical understanding of children

add topic CHCIC620C Manage complex behavioural situations

add topic CHCINF604C Manage the organisation's information systems

add topic CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic CHCORG502A Work autonomously

add topic CHCPR613C Facilitate the development of programs for children with additional needs

add topic CHCPR614C Observe children and interpret observations (Note pre-requisite: add topic CHCPR509A )

add topic CHCRF621C Promote equity in access to the service

add topic CHCRF622C Plan child care provision with families (Note pre-requisite: add topic CHCRF511A )

add topic CHCRF623C Respond to problems and complaints about the service

add topic CHCRF624C Support parents in their parenting role (Note pre-requisite: add topic CHCRF511A )

add topic CHCSD611C Facilitate the inclusion of children with additional needs

add topic HLTFS309C Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

add topic HLTFS310C Apply and monitor food safety requirements

add topic PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following list of relevant electives is intended to facilitate selection. Employers may specify certain electives as required to address specific workplace needs.

Inclusion support facilitation electives

add topic CHCCN520C Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people

add topic CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

add topic CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

add topic CHCFC520C Promote ethical understanding of children

add topic CHCIC620C Manage complex behavioural situations

add topic CHCICS406A Support client self management

add topic CHCPR613C Facilitate the development of programs for children with additional needs

add topic CHCRF621C Promote equity in access to the service

add topic CHCRF622C Plan child care provision with families (Note pre-requisite: add topic CHCRF511A )

add topic CHCSD611C Facilitate the inclusion of children with additional needs

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Education support electives

add topic CHCEDS501A Identify and respond to student development needs

add topic CHCEDS502A Foster and support an effective learning environment

add topic CHCEDS503A Support the development of literacy skills

add topic CHCEDS514A Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour

add topic CHCEDS505A Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

add topic CHCEDS506A Assist in implementing education plans for students with disabilities

add topic CHCEDS507A Research an education issue

Business electives

add topic BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

add topic BSBMKG514A Implement and monitor marketing activities

add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation

add topic CHCORG607C Manage workplace issues

add topic CHCORG610B Manage change in a community sector organisation

add topic CHCPR515A Develop and implement a program to support sustainable practice

Training electives

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic TAEASS401A Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402A Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs

add topic TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Oral health

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To gain entry into CHC60208 Advanced Diploma of Children's Services candidates must be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against CHC50908 Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care).


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries