Ensure the health and safety of children

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCN301C, 'Ensure the health and safety of children'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Ensure the health and safety of children' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Maintain a clean and hygienic environment

1.1 Ensure cleaning occurs as an ongoing process as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements

1.2 Use appropriate cleaning agents as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements

1.3 Follow standard precautions for infection control

1.4 Adequately maintain ventilation, lighting and heating/cooling

1.5 Adhere to personal hygiene/health procedures as per recognised state/ territory regulations and requirements

1.6 Ensure beds and bedding conform to health, hygiene and safety requirements as relevant

1.7 Ensure food preparation, handling, storage and serving areas comply with recognised state/ territory food safety and handling requirements

2. Recognise and respond to signs of potential illness

2.1 Report signs of potential illness

2.2 Seek medical assistance as necessary according to policies and procedures

2.3 Inform child's parents as soon as possible

2.4 Separate child from other children as required and as practicable

2.5 Comfort and settle child

2.6 Identify, manage and monitor food allergies and medical food conditions such as coeliac disease and diabetes

3. Provide a safe environment

3.1 Implement sun protection procedures

3.2 Ensure tools, equipment, toys and games are appropriate to the age of the child

3.3 Select, check and maintain equipment to ensure safety

3.4 Set up the environment to ensure safety

3.5 Check area for hazards and implement risk reduction strategies

3.6 Ensure fire exits are kept unobstructed

3.7 Ensure disposal of waste materials occurs in a safe and hygienic way

3.8 Ensure cleaning materials are stored safely

3.9 Implement infection control procedures where required

3.10 Ensure adequate food and drinks are served appropriate to age and developmental status

4. Supervise the safety of children

4.1 Supervise children in accordance with legal requirements and regulations

4.2 Explain rules for safe play to children and implement them

4.3 Maintain direct contact with individuals/group

4.4 Identify potential injury hazards andrisks and take action to minimise/reduce risk

4.5 Explain hazards and potential hazards in the environment to children

4.6 Discuss emergencies and practise evacuation procedures with children

4.7 Use supervision as an opportunity to interact with children

4.8 Record and report accidents and incidents in accordance with organisation guidelines

4.9 Ensure age-appropriate provisions are made for children to be seated and supervised at meal and snack times

5. Travel with children safely

5.1 Implementprocedures for safety on excursions

5.2 Supervise children as closely as required for their ages, abilities, the contexts

5.3 Monitor children's behaviour during travel and reinforce safe, appropriate behaviour

5.4 Instruct/remind children to follow relevant legal requirements

5.5 Identify risk situations and develop and implement strategies to minimise risk

5.6 Observe potential hazards and develop strategies to increase safety

5.7 Implement set procedures to ensure all children are accounted for

6. Administer medication within guidelines

6.1 Administer medication according to organisation policies and legislative requirements

6.2 Store medication according to requirements

6.3 Check medication for name, instructions and use by date

6.4 Document all medication administration in accordance with requirements

7. Manage and respond to allergy/anaphylaxis

7.1 Identify and recognise signs, symptoms and key characteristics of allergy/anaphylaxis

7.2 Apply organisation risk management strategies for children with allergy/ anaphylaxis

7.3 Administer medication for anaphylaxis according to organisation policies and legislative requirements