This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. Emily works at a local childcare centre. She has the ability to manage staff who look after children, knows how to create a safe working environment and how to promote inclusive policies, and she can coordinate the workplace. She works to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. She has responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. Her skills set and knowledge are shown below

CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

Emily has the ability to nurture creativity in children. She can foster creativity through the physical environment, foster creativity through the human environment, foster creativity through a learning framework, provide experiences and evaluate experiences

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Emily has the ability to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. She can respond to an emergency situation, apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures, communicate details of the incident and evaluate the incident and own performance

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

Emily always works towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. Her support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures. Emily is able to reflect on own cultural identity and biases, identify and develop cultural competency, research Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, support individual cultural identities, create environments to support children’s cross-cultural understanding and relationships, support the implementation of inclusive learning experiences, and support children in developing confidence and strength in personal and cultural identity

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

Emily has the ability to ensure the health and safety of children. She is capable of supporting each child’s health needs; providing opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest and relaxation; implementing effective hygiene and health practices; and supervising children to ensure safety. Emily is able to minimise risk and contribute to the ongoing management of allergies and asthma

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

Emily has the ability to ensure children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured. She can provide physical care, promote physical activity, adapt facilities to ensure access and participation, help children with change and settle new arrivals

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Emily has the ability to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner. She maintains food safety while carrying out food-handling activities

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

Emily is capable of working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained. She is able to promote safe sleep, provide positive nappy-changing and toileting experiences, promote quality mealtime environments, create a healthy and safe supporting environment, develop relationships with babies and toddlers, and develop relationships with families

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

Emily has the ability to ensure that children can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour. She is able to communicate positively with children, interact positively with children, support and respect children and maintain the dignity and rights of children

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

Emily is able to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success. She can identify learning frameworks and apply the learning framework

CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

Emily has the ability to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. She can support each child’s health needs, provide for each child’s comfort, promote and implement effective hygiene practices, take steps to control the spread of infectious diseases, ensure adequate supervision of children, take precaution to protect children from harm, and develop plans to effectively manage incidents and emergencies

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

Emily has the ability to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age. She can foster physical development, foster social development, foster emotional development, foster cognitive development, foster communication development, foster an environment for holistic learning and development

CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

Emily has the ability to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behaviour. She is able to establish and apply limits and guidelines for behaviour, identify and review behaviour as required, develop a plan to guide a particular child’s behaviour where required, and implement and monitor behaviour plan

CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

Emily has the ability to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant others to plan and implement support strategies where required. She can promote inclusion, respect diversity, identify children with barriers to learning, develop a plan for support and inclusion, implement strategies to meet the child’s additional needs and monitor and review strategies

CHCECE022 Promote children\'s agency

Emily has the ability to promote and encourage children’s agency. She can establish a learning environment that reflects children’s interests, provide opportunities that stimulate learning and development, design, implement and evaluate learning experiences for children and support children to participate

CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning

Emily can gather and analyse information about children’s learning, in order to inform practice. She is able to gather and document information about children, monitor children’s learning and development, use evidence to inform practice and share information appropriately

CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations

Emily is able to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations. She can develop a sustainability management plan, support children to develop an understanding and respect for the natural environment, support others in implementing sustainable practice, and embed sustainability into service policies and procedures

CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Emily has capabilities to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child. She is able to provide families with opportunities to be involved in the service, provide information to families about their child, provide information to families about the service, and provide information about community services and resources

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Emily is able to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm (this work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility). She has the ability to implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people, report indications of possible risk of harm, and apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people

CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster childrens learning and development

Emily has capabilities in the design, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development. She is able to develop appropriate settings and environments, design and implement curriculum in consultation with others, design learning experiences to foster children’s learning and development, implement learning experiences to foster children’s learning and development, and assess and evaluate planned and unplanned teaching and learning

CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

Emily has the ability to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an education and care service. She can interpret the National Quality Framework, facilitate an organisation self- assessment, facilitate the development of a quality improvement plan and coordinate the service for a site visit

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Emily has the capacity to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. She is able to contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks, implement policies and procedures into work team processes and support consultation, cooperation and communication

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Emily can to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Emily can identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

Emily can gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Emily can work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCINM002 Meet community information needs

Emily can work with community groups and individuals to identify and address their information needs.

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

Emily can undertake supervisory and coordinating activities in work groups in health and community service organisations.

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Emily can research, develop and implement new policy initiatives.

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Emily can establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Emily can evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care

Emily can foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from 5 to 12 years of age.

BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Emily can create an environment that enables and supports the application of innovative practice focusing on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice.

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

Emily can determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup.

BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation

Emily can demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Emily can develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances.

PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Emily's skills include contributing to, promoting and monitoring a diversity strategy; facilitating the development of a workforce that promotes and values diversity; and facilitating communication with a diverse workforce.