Develop a child protection practice framework

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 CHCPROT424A, 'Develop a child protection practice framework'.
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. Research and assess critical elements of legislation that underpin a framework for child protection practice

1.1 Identify and assess legislative requirements and purposes of child protection responsibilities and delegations with relevance to own job functions

1.2 Apply understanding of child protection legislation and principles when working with children and families

1.3 Research and assess for application to work practices, relevant industry standards and best practice strategies

1.4 Establish practice framework approaches that align with statutory obligations and own professional boundaries

2. Assess and define own role to establish and maintain a practice framework

2.1 Analyse job role against statutory requirements and position specifications in consultation with supervisors or other relevant personnel

2.2 Recognise relationship between job functions, client outcomes and own practice framework

2.3 Reflect upon personal and professional ideologies/ values and how these may influence practice frameworks

2.4 Research and apply contemporary approaches to child protection and assess relevance to own practice framework

3. Review practice frameworks as part of professional practice

3.1 Seek support from colleagues and other relevant personnel to work though conflicts in practice frameworks and organisation expectations/ standards

3.2 Participate in regular supervision to maintain and review practice frameworks

3.3 Research new and emerging issues in child protection practice and assess for impact on own practice framework

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCPROT424A 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)
  • CHC51708 - Diploma of Counselling
  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development