Provide care for 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 CHCCN302A, 'Provide care for children'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Provide care for children' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Provide physical care

1.1 Organise opportunities and type of rest according to child's needs and context

1.2 Create an environment conducive to rest

1.3 Provide quiet area for children to access as needed

1.4 Assist children with hygiene according to child's need

1.5 Deal with toileting accidents in a manner that protects the child's self-esteem and privacy

1.6 Provide appropriate food and drink to children in a hygienic manner and supervise children in eating and drinking

1.7 Dress children according to the need and prevailing whether conditions and acknowledge their clothing preferences whenever possible

1.8 Ensure children's nutritional needs are addressed by food provided meeting children's nutrition requirements

2. Create opportunities for children to develop their understanding of physical needs

2.1 Explain nutritional needs to children in a suitable language

2.2 Explain hygiene practices and demonstrate through positive staff practices and daily routines

2.3 Explain safety issues and demonstrate procedures

2.4 Support children to understand the relationship between physical activity and good health

2.5 Offer opportunities for children to participate in food preparation and procurement

3. Establish an environment that encourages children to complete tasks themselves

3.1 Make required materials accessible for children

3.2 Make available sufficient time for the child to do the task in an unhurried way

3.3 Encourage all attempts and speak about them respectfully

3.4 Make available sufficient time, if wanted by the child, for children to practise and develop their skills

4. Respond to the emotional needs of children

4.1 Develop routines appropriate to the child's developmental stage and provide a stable and predictable environment

4.2 Identify and respond to children's feelings openly, appropriately and with respect

4.3 Encourage children to communicate, listen and treat them with respect

4.4 Encourage opportunities to express feelings and emotions appropriately

4.5 Deal with emotional outbursts in a calm and consistent manner whilst minimising disruption to other children

4.6 Comfort children when hurt or distressed

4.7 Ensure children are informed appropriately and prepared for any change

5. Settle new arrivals

5.1 Observe parents and children for signs of stress/ distress on arrival

5.2 Begin interaction with the child while parents are still present to minimise abruptness of separation

5.3 Encourage parents to take as much time as needed to have a relaxed, unhurried separation from their child

5.4 Establish routines to minimise distress at separation of parent and child

5.5 Respond to child's distress at separation from parent in a calm reassuring manner

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCN302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC41408 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care)
  • CHC41608 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support)
  • CHC41508 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection)
  • CHC30808 - Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC30708 - Certificate III in Children's Services