Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment 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 CHCCN511A, 'Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Assess and improve the safety of environments

1.1 Assess environments for suitability and safety against relevant criteria and make decisions

1.2 Identify hazards and potential risks in the environment with others involved

1.3 Identify and clearly communicate the level of response required to address a hazard

1.4 Facilitate strategy development among others involved

1.5 Develop, implement and review a plan with others

2. Coordinate the response to accidents and emergencies

2.1 Develop, maintain and practise evacuation procedures with all workers and children

2.2 Review steps already taken by workers and implement additional actions required

2.3 Seek medical assistance as required

2.4 Implement a plan to meet the emotional needs of children and others in the situation

2.5 Allocate tasks to different people and give directions about how to proceed

2.6 Sensitively and calmly provide accurate information to parents

2.7 Use policies and procedures of the organisation to inform people of actions required of them

2.8 In light of the incident, review service's policies and procedures with others and change as required

3. Plan and monitor supervision

3.1 Develop safety limits and guidelines with others involved

3.2 Plan, implement and review appropriate levels of supervision to suit a range of experiences and situations

3.3 Develop strategies for the service which can be used to address specific incidents

3.4 Regularly and carefully monitor implementation of supervision plan and procedures

4. Promote hygiene and safety practices

4.1 Explain and monitor policies for medication administration, storage and documentation

4.2 Monitor and reinforce the safe storage of hazardous materials with workers

4.3 Demonstrate and effectively communicate guidelines for safe food handling and storage

4.4 Promote and demonstrate practices for managing children's hygiene needs

5. Promote appropriate practices to respond to illnesses

5.1 Regularly and clearly communicate infection control and medication guidelines to others

5.2 Suggest specific practices to address situations as they arise

5.3 Inform parents of infections

5.4 Develop procedures for responding to sick children

5.5 Report notifiable diseases/infections to the appropriate government organisation according to guidelines

6. Monitor travel and excursions

6.1 Establish and communicate procedures for safety in relation to excursions and transport

6.2 Monitor travel practices in relation to service procedures and regulations

6.3 Organise responsibilities during excursions

7. Provide guidance to workers when abuse is identified or investigated

7.1 Explain policies and procedures clearly and calmly

7.2 Support workers to provide information to appropriate bodies

8. Monitor care provided by others

8.1 Observe care practices and give specific instruction as required

8.2 Regularly review care routines with workers

8.3 Review practices to ensure policies regarding care are met


Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCN511A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC51008 - Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)