This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success. It is an important unit as it applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

There are two types of integrated assessments used to assess CHCECE009 Use an Approved Learning Framework to Guide Practice:

1.       Simulated Workplace Assessment Tasks: simulates the real-life working environment based on the development profile, Emaline. Please refer to the section “Simulated Workplace Assessment Tasks” provided in the Candidate Assessment Guide: Group 3 Integrated & Simulated Workplace Assessment for detailed information.

2.       Integrated Workplace Assessment Tasks: the gathering and judging of evidence during normal work activities in order to determine whether a required standard of competence, knowledge or skill has been achieved by candidates. Please refer to the section “Integrated Workplace Assessment Tasks” provided in the Candidate Assessment Guide: Group 3 Integrated & Simulated Workplace Assessment for detailed information.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required 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. It is an important unit as it applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.


This unit co-assesses CHCECE001 and CHCDIV002.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including identifying cultural safety issues in the workplace, modelling cultural safety in your own work practices and developing strategies to enhance cultural safety.

The assessment tasks also provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to address duty of care requirements as well as work within an ethical framework, and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required 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. It is an important unit as it applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained. It is an important unit as it applies to people who work with babies and toddlers from birth to 24 months in a range of early education and care contexts.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children. It is an important unit as it applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.