Monitor early childhood growth and development

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 HLTAHW039, 'Monitor early childhood growth and development'.
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



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Initiate and undertake growth and development monitoring

1.1 Establish trust and rapport with children and their families/carers through effective communication strategies

1.2 Maintain confidentiality of client information

1.3 Use culturally appropriate and safe methods during interactions

1.4 Provide information to children and their families/carers regarding growth and development procedures

1.5 Use appropriate screening tools and equipment as per child health protocols and procedures

1.6 Conduct screening in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and workplace health and safety requirements, in line with job role

1.7 Use age-appropriate strategies when performing growth and developmental screening

1.8 Accurately document growth and development screening data

2. Interpret results of growth and development screening and undertake actions

2.1 Review screening findings against tools and in accordance with organisational protocols

2.2 Recognise deviations from normal parameters regarding child growth and development

2.3 Recognise the cumulative effects of multiple risk factors and the developmental implications

2.4 Provide information to child, parent/caregiver regarding the results and the negotiated care plan required

2.5 Discuss and develop a plan in consultation with appropriate health care professionals, organisations and/or agencies

2.6 Implement appropriate actions and care according to organisational protocols, in line with work role and legislative frameworks

3. Promote optimal growth development and wellbeing in childhood

3.1 Provide information to parents and carers regarding influences that shape growth, development and wellbeing in childhood

3.2 Identify environmental conditions and experiences known to have adverse effects on prenatal and early childhood development

3.3 Identify features and qualities of communities that help or hinder families in their capacity to raise young children adequately

3.4 Identify local resources to assist in promoting growth, development and wellbeing in childhood

3.5 Promote strategies to support individuals and the community to foster optimal health and wellbeing in childhood

3.6 Provide referrals to appropriate support programs