Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs

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 CHCIC512A, 'Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify children with additional needs

1.1 Investigate child's behaviour and expressed emotions to identify an additional need

1.2 Observe the particular child, identify and document needs for additional care and use to develop a plan of inclusion

1.3 Discuss concerns with others to develop a clear understanding of a particular child's needs and use this information to plan

1.4 Identify the cultural and language background and migration experiences of the child

2. Develop a plan for inclusion

2.1 When developing a plan of inclusion, consider child's abilities, goals, interests, expectations and health status in the context of their cultural values, needs and requirements

2.2 Develop plan in consultation with all those working with the child

2.3 Identify parents' goals/expectations for their child and use when developing a plan of inclusion

2.4 Seek parents' experience and practices as a resource

2.5 Adapt service to meet child's needs within resource limitations

2.6 If a child cannot be included immediately, communicate the reasons clearly

2.7 Decide on a time to review the plan

2.8 Seek additional resources as necessary

3. Implement strategies to meet the child's additional needs

3.1 Support child's entry in the service

3.2 Adjust level of support over time according to the child's needs

3.3 Encourage others to adopt inclusive attitudes and practices

3.4 Provide support to others to implement strategies

3.5 Develop specific program initiatives to meet a child's needs

3.6 Investigate and trial strategies that may address difficulties

3.7 Implement strategies designed by a specialist according to directions

3.8 Respond to the daily needs of children with additional needs, seeking assistance as required

4. Consult with others about ongoing issues that arise

4.1 Share information about progress amongst all concerned

4.2 Identify and discuss issues of concern

4.3 Establish and maintain information exchange with parents or appropriate family/community members about the child's needs and care strategies

4.4 Seek and gain parental permission prior to consulting with others regarding the child

4.5 Ensure communication occurs within a culturally and linguistically responsive framework

5. Monitor and review strategies

5.1 Closely monitor new strategies and any unexpected side effects in accordance with workplace practices

5.2 Adapt to changes in the child's participation at the time

5.3 Confront and resolve interruptions to the strategy being implemented

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCIC512A 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)
  • CHC41208 - Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC41508 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection)
  • CHC51008 - Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Disability Work
  • CHC51308 - Diploma of Education Support
  • CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)