Course Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4326

Course Title: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 30

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS5734C

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term2 2013

HWSS5735C

Brunswick Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

Course Contact Email: robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to address duty of care requirements, working within an ethical framework and applying relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Elements:

1. Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people

2. Report indications of possible risk of harm

3. Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people


Learning Outcomes

This course applies to workers involved in delivering services to children and young people including: community services, health, policing, juvenile justice, recreation, family services, education, alcohol and other drugs work and mental health


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies 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:
• Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
• Oral or written questioning
• Assignments and projects
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
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.
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.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc