Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

CHCCN301C Mapping and Delivery Guide
Ensure the health and safety of children

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency CHCCN301C - Ensure the health and safety of children
Description This unit describes the knowledge and skills required for a worker to ensure the health and safety of children
Employability Skills This unit contains Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application The application of skills and knowledge described in this unit relates to the health and safety of children in a variety of child care contexts
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Not Applicable
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Maintain a clean and hygienic environment
  • Ensure cleaning occurs as an ongoing process as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements
  • Use appropriate cleaning agents as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements
  • Follow standard precautions for infection control
  • Adequately maintain ventilation, lighting and heating/cooling
  • Adhere to personal hygiene/health procedures as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements
  • Ensure beds and bedding conform to health, hygiene and safety requirements as relevant
  • Ensure food preparation, handling, storage and serving areas comply with recognised state/ territory food safety and handling requirements
       
Element: Recognise and respond to signs of potential illness
  • Report signs of potential illness
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary according to policies and procedures
  • Inform child's parents as soon as possible
  • Separate child from other children as required and as practicable
  • Comfort and settle child
  • Identify, manage and monitor food allergies and medical food conditions such as coeliac disease and diabetes
       
Element: Provide a safe environment
  • Implement sun protection procedures
  • Ensure tools, equipment, toys and games are appropriate to the age of the child
  • Select, check and maintain equipment to ensure safety
  • Set up the environment to ensure safety
  • Check area for hazards and implement risk reduction strategies
  • Ensure fire exits are kept unobstructed
  • Ensure disposal of waste materials occurs in a safe and hygienic way
  • Ensure cleaning materials are stored safely
  • Implement infection control procedures where required
  • Ensure adequate food and drinks are served appropriate to age and developmental status
       
Element: Supervise the safety of children
  • Supervise children in accordance with legal requirements and regulations
  • Explain rules for safe play to children and implement them
  • Maintain direct contact with individuals/group
  • Identify potential injury hazards andrisks and take action to minimise/reduce risk
  • Explain hazards and potential hazards in the environment to children
  • Discuss emergencies and practise evacuation procedures with children
  • Use supervision as an opportunity to interact with children
  • Record and report accidents and incidents in accordance with organisation guidelines
  • Ensure age-appropriate provisions are made for children to be seated and supervised at meal and snack times
       
Element: Travel with children safely
  • Implementprocedures for safety on excursions
  • Supervise children as closely as required for their ages, abilities, the contexts
  • Monitor children's behaviour during travel and reinforce safe, appropriate behaviour
  • Instruct/remind children to follow relevant legal requirements
  • Identify risk situations and develop and implement strategies to minimise risk
  • Observe potential hazards and develop strategies to increase safety
  • Implement set procedures to ensure all children are accounted for
       
Element: Administer medication within guidelines
  • Administer medication according to organisation policies and legislative requirements
  • Store medication according to requirements
  • Check medication for name, instructions and use by date
  • Document all medication administration in accordance with requirements
       
Element: Manage and respond to allergy/anaphylaxis
  • Identify and recognise signs, symptoms and key characteristics of allergy/anaphylaxis
  • Apply organisation risk management strategies for children with allergy/ anaphylaxis
  • Administer medication for anaphylaxis according to organisation policies and legislative requirements
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate this unit of competency:

The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills

This unit could be assessed either on the job or off the job through an appropriate workplace simulation for a range of age groups, and a range of conditions over a number of assessment situations

In relation to the administration of medication further guidance may be sought from unit CHCCS305A Assist clients with medication

In relation to the health, safety and nutrition further guidance may be sought from unit CHCCN303D Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner

Access and equity considerations:

All workers in community services should be aware of access, equity and human rights issues in relation to their own area of work

All workers should develop their ability to work in a culturally diverse environment

In recognition of particular issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, workers should be aware of cultural, historical and current issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Assessors and trainers must take into account relevant access and equity issues, in particular relating to factors impacting on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

Context of and specific resources for assessment:

This unit can be assessed independently, however holistic assessment practice with other community services units of competency is encouraged

Resources required for assessment include access to range of opportunities defined in the Range Statement, including access to:

a childcare workplace

children's services, resources and equipment

the local environment

cleaning equipment and materials

occupational health and safety policies and procedures

food safety and nutrition policy

Method of assessment:

In cases where the learner does not have the opportunity to cover all relevant aspects of this unit in the work environment, the remainder should be assessed through realistic simulations, projects, previous relevant experience or oral questioning on 'What if?' scenarios

Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on Essential knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a 'period of time' and/or in a 'number of locations', any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

Related units:

The unit is recommended but not required to be assessed in conjunction with related unit:

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include knowledge of:

Anaphylaxis and related food allergies

Appropriate toys and equipment for the developmental stage of the child including an assessment of safety and risks

Current and applicable regulations on work health and safety (WHS), hygiene and administration and storage of medication

Current knowledge of recognised state/territory food safety and handling requirements

Guidelines for administration of medication

Legal requirements for supervision including worker - child ratios

Organisation standards, policies and procedures

Potential hazards to children

Relevance of the work role and functions to maintaining sustainability of the workplace, including environmental, economic, workforce and social sustainability

Risk minimisation strategies and risk reduction strategies

Road safety awareness and procedures

Safety issues and risk management strategies for children's health and safety in a variety of contexts:

allergies and related medications

appropriate meal preparation and provisions based on most current national guidelines for nutrition of children and adolescents

basic home fire safety

excursions and travel situations

hazards in home environment for home based care

outdoor and indoor play areas

safe and hygienic food preparation and storage practices

safe food temperature storage

Strategies to minimise the spread of infectious diseases

The spread of infectious diseases and cross infection

Traffic hazards and risk for children

Up to date state/territory child care regulations

Essential skills:

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

Administer medication to children according to organisation policies and legislative requirements, including responding to allergic reactions

Demonstrate provision of a clean and safe environment for children
In particular:

observing personal hygiene to prevent cross infection e.g. hand washing

modelling safe behaviours and hygiene practices

Ensure children are transported safely

Implement legal requirements in work practices

In addition, the candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

These include the ability to:

Apply interpersonal skills

Demonstrate safe use of equipment and materials

Develop children's road safety awareness

Ensure children are seated and supervised during meal and snack time

Ensure safe and hygienic food preparation, storage, handling and serving areas in line with the recognised state/ territory food safety and handling requirements

Implement risk minimisation strategies and risk reduction strategies

Implement strategies for developing responsible behaviour by children in cars and buses

Implement strategies to minimise the spread of infectious conditions

Maintain required documentation in accordance with organisation guidelines

Take into account and use opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Legal requirements and regulations regarding supervision may include:

Babies are never left unattended in the bath or on change table

Staff/children ratios

Cleaning may include:

Cleaning food preparation areas as appropriate and outlined in the recognised state/territory food safety and handling requirements and regulations

Disinfecting nappy change areas

Disinfecting toilet areas

Vacuuming

Washing floor

Disposal of waste materials may include:

Nappies

Soiled tissues/wipes

In remote and isolated areas:

Alternative methods for rest e.g. Hammocks

Implement procedures for safety on excursions may include:

Legal/legislative requirements

Organisation policies regarding excursions.

Basic home fire safety includes knowledge of:

Behaviour that may contribute to fire injury and/or fatality

High fire risk groups

Optimum placement of smoke alarms

Referring client for smoke alarm installation and maintenance

Role of a working smoke alarm

Smoke alarm testing and cleaning

Types of smoke alarms

Check area for hazards may include:

Checking for animal droppings in outdoor areas

Checking for needles/sharp implements in outdoor areas

Use of a hazards identification checklist

Maintain direct contact with child will vary according to:

Ability of child

Activity child is involved in

Child's age

Child's level of independence/dependence

Child's safety/risk taking behaviours

Contact can include:

Glass viewing windows

Line of sight

Sight

Sound

Within physical reach

Potential injury hazards and risks may be related to:

Babies going to sleep with a bottle

Babies learning to eat solid foods

Children eating

Children learning new skills such as walking, balancing

Particular 'combinations' of children playing together

Risk of dehydration on very hot days

SIDS

When children are attempting an activity that may be beyond their previous ability

Rules for safe play may include:

How children play together

Use of equipment

Provide a safe environment and risk reduction strategies will vary according to whether the location is:

A home

A purpose designed and built centre

Appropriate for the age range of children

Non purpose built centre

Explain hazards and potential hazards to children may be done in a range of ways, including:

By signs

By symbols

Verbally

Risk reduction strategies may include:

Children being seated and supervised at meal and snack times

Close supervision of any children in kitchens

Covers on electrical sockets

Fences and gates, locking mechanisms

Gates on stairs

Implementing child safe, child friendly policies and work practices

Out of bounds areas

Particularly close supervision in some areas

Placing babies/infants to sleep in positions recommended for prevention of SIDS

Removal/locking away of dangerous substances.

Vacuuming/sweeping floors to remove small or dangerous objects

Children may be required to be transported:

During fire/emergency evacuations

For excursions, outings

From school to service

To activities

To and from care provider

Children may be transported by:

Car

Foot

Mini bus

Public transport

Push bike

Legal requirements that children are to follow may include:

Appropriate behaviour in public transport

Child/adult ratios

Regulatory requirements for each sector and state

Sector specific legislation and standards e.g. child protection and best practice, child care regulations and standards

Wearing of bike safety helmet

Wearing seat belts in cars

Legal requirement that workers are to follow include:

Car restraints are fitted properly

Child/adult ratios

Ensure safety seats and baby capsules are secure

Ensure seat belts are done up

Holding current drivers licence

Regulatory requirements for each sector and state

Risk situations include:

Crowding

Distractions

High traffic spots

Poor visibility

Poor/dangerous driving

Risks vary according to:

Children's ages/stages of development

Composition of group

Size of group

Requirements for the administration of medication may include:

Jurisdictional guidelines relating to management of allergic and anaphylactic reactions

Legislative guidelines

Organisation procedures

Requirements for storage of medication may include:

Legislative requirements

Level of security required

Organisation policies and procedures

Temperature required

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Ensure cleaning occurs as an ongoing process as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements 
Use appropriate cleaning agents as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements 
Follow standard precautions for infection control 
Adequately maintain ventilation, lighting and heating/cooling 
Adhere to personal hygiene/health procedures as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements 
Ensure beds and bedding conform to health, hygiene and safety requirements as relevant 
Ensure food preparation, handling, storage and serving areas comply with recognised state/ territory food safety and handling requirements 
Report signs of potential illness 
Seek medical assistance as necessary according to policies and procedures 
Inform child's parents as soon as possible 
Separate child from other children as required and as practicable 
Comfort and settle child 
Identify, manage and monitor food allergies and medical food conditions such as coeliac disease and diabetes 
Implement sun protection procedures 
Ensure tools, equipment, toys and games are appropriate to the age of the child 
Select, check and maintain equipment to ensure safety 
Set up the environment to ensure safety 
Check area for hazards and implement risk reduction strategies 
Ensure fire exits are kept unobstructed 
Ensure disposal of waste materials occurs in a safe and hygienic way 
Ensure cleaning materials are stored safely 
Implement infection control procedures where required 
Ensure adequate food and drinks are served appropriate to age and developmental status 
Supervise children in accordance with legal requirements and regulations 
Explain rules for safe play to children and implement them 
Maintain direct contact with individuals/group 
Identify potential injury hazards andrisks and take action to minimise/reduce risk 
Explain hazards and potential hazards in the environment to children 
Discuss emergencies and practise evacuation procedures with children 
Use supervision as an opportunity to interact with children 
Record and report accidents and incidents in accordance with organisation guidelines 
Ensure age-appropriate provisions are made for children to be seated and supervised at meal and snack times 
Implementprocedures for safety on excursions 
Supervise children as closely as required for their ages, abilities, the contexts 
Monitor children's behaviour during travel and reinforce safe, appropriate behaviour 
Instruct/remind children to follow relevant legal requirements 
Identify risk situations and develop and implement strategies to minimise risk 
Observe potential hazards and develop strategies to increase safety 
Implement set procedures to ensure all children are accounted for 
Administer medication according to organisation policies and legislative requirements 
Store medication according to requirements 
Check medication for name, instructions and use by date 
Document all medication administration in accordance with requirements 
Identify and recognise signs, symptoms and key characteristics of allergy/anaphylaxis 
Apply organisation risk management strategies for children with allergy/ anaphylaxis 
Administer medication for anaphylaxis according to organisation policies and legislative requirements 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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