Course Title: Communicate with children

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: HWSS6064C

Course Title: Communicate with children

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4375 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth, Timothy Haigh

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 8382, 09 9925 4846

Course Contact Email: jade.cusworth@rmit.edu.au / timothy.haigh@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required for worker to communicate with children.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCIC201B Communicate with children

Element:

1. Communicate positively with children

Performance Criteria:

 

1.1       Use routines to welcome and farewell children

1.2       Listen attentively and responsively

1.3       Explore the child's interests and concerns through conversation

1.4       Model positive and respectful communication style

1.5       Be accessible for the child to initiate contact

1.6       Respond to non-verbal cues

1.7       Acknowledge and accept children's feelings

1.8       Modify interactions in response to child's mood

1.9  Promote enjoyment and fun 

Element:

2. Apply limits and guidelines for behaviour within service policies

Performance Criteria:

 

2.1       Model appropriate behaviour to the child

2.2       Redirect children to more positive behaviours as necessary

2.3       Clearly communicate to children guidelines and limits for their behaviour

2.4  Respond to children's behaviour according to service policy and procedures    


Learning Outcomes


At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  • Communicate positively with children
  • Apply limits and guidelines for behavioural within service policies

 


Details of Learning Activities

            A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:
• Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform


Teaching Schedule

 

Week BeginningCommunicate with children
5.9.2016Communicate positively with children
12.9.2016Apply limits and guidelines for behaviour within service policies
19.9.2016Primary School Visit


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

PowerPoint Summary

Additional learning materials available through Learning Hub

RMIT Library (www.rmit.edu.au/library)


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity  
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities  
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment  


Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Full Time Students:

Evidence Log and Observation Checklist due by 21.10.16

Online Quiz due by 21.10.16

 


Assessment Matrix

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

 Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : CHCIC201B

NATIONAL UNIT NAME : Communicate with children

RMIT CODE:

Co-Delivered with

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

  1. Communicate positively with children

1.1            Use routines to welcome and farewell children

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.2            Listen attentively and responsively

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.3            Explore the child's interests and concerns through conversation

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.4 Model positive and respectful communication style

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.5            Be accessible for the child to initiate contact

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.6            Respond to non-verbal cues

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.7            Acknowledge and accept children's feelings

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.8            Modify interactions in response to child's mood

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1.9            Promote enjoyment and fun

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

2.  Apply limits and guidelines for behaviour within service policies

2.1            Model appropriate behaviour to the child

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

2.2            Redirect children to more positive behaviours as necessary

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

2.3            Clearly communicate to children guidelines and limits for their behaviour

 

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

2.4            Respond to children's behaviour according to service policy and procedures

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

Assessment Conditions

  • The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
  • This unit must be assessed on the job under the normal workplace       conditions for a range of age groups, a range of conditions, over a number of assessment situations

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  • In cases where the learner does not have the opportunity to cover all relevant aspects in the work environment, the remainder should be assessed through realistic simulations, projects, previous relevant experience or oral questioning on 'What if?' scenarios
  • Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on Essential knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes
  • Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a 'period of time' and/or in a 'number of locations', any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Evidence 

-       Communicate verbally and non-verbally and set and apply appropriate limits, taking into account child's age, development, culture and needs

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

-       Demonstrate application of skills including:

-       Active listening

-       Use and respond to non-verbal communication and cues of children

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

Knowledge Evidence

-       Importance of modelling

Written Tasks

 

Online Assessment

-        Importance of listening

 

Written Tasks

 

Online Assessment

-       The range of children's feelings and reactions to key events in their lives

-       The importance of consistent communication of guidelines for children's behaviour

Written Tasks

 

Online Assessment

-       Organisation standards, policies and procedures

Written Tasks

 

Online Assessment

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

 

 

 

  • Reading

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  • Writing

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  • Oral Communication

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  • Numeracy

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  • Learning

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

  1. Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  1. Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

2b. Connect and work with others

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

  1. Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

3b. Make decisions

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

3c. Identify and solve problems

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

3d. Create and innovate

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

3e. Work in a digital world

Evidence Log

Workplace Performance

 

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