Early Childhood Education and Care

Legislative Cluster

Early Childhood Education and Care

Off-the-Job Assessment


Please note that all four units in the Legislative Cluster are now co-assessed. This is the only written off-the-job assignment to be completed for all four units. Please ensure that you have read the learning materials for all four units and completed the online tests for all four units prior to commencing this assignment.


□ I have read the learning resource CHCPRT001

□ I have competed the online test for CHCPRT001, LA016775

□ I have read the learning resource CHCCS400C

□ I have competed the online test for CHCCS400C, LA016776

□ I have read the learning resource HLTWHS003

□ I have competed the online test for HLTWHS003, LA017396

□ I have read the learning resource CHCECE009

□ I have competed the online test for CHCECE009, LA016778

□ I have attended a live/recorded Connect Session for this cluster of units (optional)

□ I have accessed the forums for assistance with this unit (optional)

You are NOW ready to start this assessment. Good luck!

Assessment Summary

This assessment is ungraded. Learners will receive a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactoryin accordance with TAFE NSW Assessment Guidelines.

What you have to do

Before beginning your assignment, it is important that you have all required formats and documents that were part of the download for this assignment.

Also check in the ‘Assessment tips’ section under this assessment tab in the OLS for this unit for any helpful fact sheets and web-links.


Task 1

Read two scenarios and complete questions associated with the scenarios. This will also involve completing a report for the second scenario only.

NSW please note your report must also include a Mandatory Reporter Guide to be uploaded with the assessment

Task 2

Complete questions related to both scenarios.

Please read through the tasks carefully and consult the Learner Evidence Guide for marking criteria.

Task 1: Two Scenarios

Read the scenario ‘James’ and answer the questions relating to this as if you were a mandatory reporter.

Read the scenario ‘Lucy’, answer the questions and then complete a report as if you were a mandatory reporter

NSW students will also need to complete the Mandatory Reporter Guide and upload as an attachment with this assessment for marking

 The following link have been provided to assist you with this task

NSW Mandatory Reporter Guide


Scenario 1

James is 4 years old and attends the local education and care service Monday to Friday. James has a younger brother Tom who is 2 years old and stays at home and an older brother Max 10 years who attends the local school .James has always been a pleasant boy with many friends but recently his behaviour has changed. He is aggressive with all the children including his friends. You have asked his family if they know of any reason why James is behaving this way. They explain that an older cousin Tony has come to stay with them but he loves James and cannot see how this would have a negative effect on his behaviour. Mum who is from Iran and speaks limited English said “money very tight since James’s dad had accident and not work much, so Tony staying to help so she can do night work and try and bring in some more money.”

Today James is at the lunch table when another child accidently spills water over James. James yells at the child and attempts to punch him. You stop James and ask him to get his bag so you can assist him to change into dry clothes whilst another educator ensures the other child is ok. James gets his bag but states very clearly he does not want your help. You respect this but standby near the bathroom to ensure he is safe. As you check to see if James is ok you notice as he pulls his shorts down some large bruising on his thigh.

a) Following policy and procedures what is your immediate response?

b) List the indicators of harm.

c) List the risk factors.

d) Will you make a report? Why or why not?

e) Will the parent be notified? Explain why or why not.

f) Using a child focused approach explain how you will communicate with the child?

Scenario 2

Lucy is six months old and attends an education and care service Mon, Wed and Friday. Lucy’s mother is Aboriginal and a night packer at the local shops so dad drops Lucy off and mum picks her up. They live in a community where police often visit due to frequency of violence. It is Monday and Lucy’s father drops her off. Lucy has just started to sit up whilst aided with soft pillows around her. You attempt to sit Lucy down but she screams and puts her hands up for you. Lucy’s father tells you she has been like this all morning and he has had enough and needs to get to work and he leaves.

You decide to check Lucy’s nappy when you notice the nappy is soaked through; she has a nappy rash that has resulted in her bottom bleeding and a large red hand print at the top of her leg. Lucy is screaming as you attempt to place a clean nappy on her. You gently place nappy cream on her bottom as permission has been granted on the enrolment form and pick Lucy up to console her.

a) Following policy and procedure what is your immediate response?

b) List the indicators of harm.

c) List the risk factors.

d) Will the parent be notified? Explain why or why not.

e) Clearly explain the procedures for reporting in your state or territory, include the organisation you contact, contact numbers and information you need.

f) Will you make a report? Why or why not?

g) NSW students must also complete the Mandatory Reporter Guide using the information you have for the Lucy scenario

h) All students to prepare a written report in relation to Lucy. Ensure you write professionally and with no personal opinions or judgement. You may make up information such as address.

Report format

Name of Service: Date:

Name of Child: Age:


Gender: Culture: Language spoken:

Attends the service:

Family details:

Time of Incident/Observation: Location:


Other relevant information:

Name of Reporter: Signature:



Task 2: Questions relating to both scenarios

Using the information from both scenarios complete the following questions

 The following links have been provided to assist you with this task.

It is important to complete the readings on the OLS for the cluster of units to complete these questions.

Code of Ethics


United Nations Conventions on the rights of the child


National Quality Standards


1. What sections of the Early Childhood Australia’s code of ethics do these scenarios link to?

a) In relation to children

b) In relation to Families

2. What is your duty of care? Can you see any conflicts with abiding with the code of ethics and fulfilling your duty of care?

3. What sections of the UN rights of the child do these scenarios link to?

4. What are the laws/acts in your state/territory that you need to follow in relation to reporting risk of harm? (State and commonwealth)

5. What section of the National Quality Standards Area 2 do these scenarios link to?

6. Can you share information from these scenarios with other organisations? Explain your answer.

7. Where will the documentation for these two children be kept?

8. Looking at the approved learning framework for your state, explain how you would use the outcomes to provide ongoing support and learning for James and Lucy.

9. What cultural considerations will you need to consider in relation to James and Lucy?

10. Assessing and reporting risk of harm will always be difficult and may impact on your health. Discuss how you might manage this impact on your health. (You might consider thinking about what you might do if you were very upset, finding it hard to follow organisational policies and procedures, remaining ethical with the family, abiding by the response and follow up from child protection services)


Assessment Check

I have completed:

· Task 1

The 2 scenarios and answered the questions relating to the laws, regulations and procedures in my state/territory.

For NSW students only

Have completed the Mandatory Reporter Guide (website tool) and saved it to my computer ready to upload with this assessment

All students completed the written report

· Task 2:

The follow up questions relating to legal, ethical, organisational, health and safety practices.

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