Course details for BHC215116 Working with Children

TitleWorking with Children
Learning AreaHumanities and Social Sciences
Available from1/1/2016
Available until31/12/2020
Size 15 credit points
Demonstrates TCE literacy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE numeracy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE ICT standardNO
Replaces the courseBHC215111
Past Exams and Assessment Reports
Working with Children, Level 2, is designed to be an introduction to studies in early childhood education and general education in child care environments, as well as developing the parenting skills of learners.

The course focuses on developing skills and knowledge to understand the educational, social, and ethical framework of the child care environment as a workplace. Skills to interact with children in that environment, plan and organise age-appropriate activities, actively promote positive, stimulating, safe environments and guide behaviour are developed. Learners develop a practical understanding of duty of care and legal implications of children in their care and the legislative requirements of child care provision.

Learners are encouraged to be responsible as well as responsive and sensitive to the needs of children and others, to be effective caregivers, based on acquired skills, values and knowledge and to be proactive in the safety and welfare of children.


In 2015, as part of the accreditation process, TASC sought advice from the Department of Justice regarding this course's access restriction. The advice given recommended that Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (RWVP) should be required of learners prior to undertaking practical work with children: the safety of children being paramount.

This advice was partially based on the assumption that, as the course is designed to prepare learners for work in child care industries, it could create false expectations for a learner to later find that they could not work in the area because they failed the check that would be required at that stage of their career.

The Department of Justice also noted that students working with children would be unlikely to be under the direct supervision of a teacher at all times (e.g. out of a teacher's line-of-sight) and that there could be significant ramifications if abuse occurred. RWVP would offer children, the teacher and the course provider protection.

This information was considered and actioned in the course requirements of the accredited course.

The course was accredited by the TASC Executive Officer and contains the access requirement that:

- learners MUST NOT undertake any of the practical components of this course involving interactions with children until they have obtained a Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (RWVP). A copy (scanned or photocopied) of each learner's Registration Card will be retained on file by the provider for a period corresponding to the provider's records and archive schedule / procedure.

Providers of this course are required to apply this access restriction. They will be audited on their compliance with this requirement.

Supporting documents

BHC215116 course Course document - PDF version
(Updated Jan 29, 2016)
(Valid from Jan 1, 2016)
(Expires Dec 31, 2020)
BHC215116 course. Course document - word version
(Updated Jan 29, 2016)
(Valid from Jan 1, 2016)
(Expires Dec 31, 2020)

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