CHCSAC002 - Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care

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CHCSAC002 - Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement play and leisure experiences for children participating in school age care.

This unit applies to educators working in school age care services.

The student has planned, implemented and assessed at least two indoor and two outdoor learning experiences, including:

· identifying particular support needs of at least one individual child and at least one group of children

· developing implementation and evaluation plans and strategies

· implementing play and leisure experiences according to plans and responding to issues promptly

· evaluating the play and leisure experience for effectiveness and future development

· preparing feedback on activity or program outcomes.

The student is able to identify play and leisure interests of children in school age care by being able to: Collect information about children in school age care through a variety of methods including asking the children

The student is able to identify play and leisure interests of children in school age care by being able to: Observe and evaluate children’s wellbeing, development and learning

The student is able to identify play and leisure interests of children in school age care by being able to: Use information collected to address the needs of children in school age care

The student is able to identify play and leisure interests of children in school age care by being able to: Identify and review a range of possible experiences and programs that are suitable to the school age care context

The student is able to identify play and leisure interests of children in school age care by being able to: Select activity or program based on children’s expressed needs, organisation requirements and resource availability

The student is able to identify play and leisure interests of children in school age care by being able to: Ensure individual children’s support and guidance needs are clarified by parents/carers, supervisor or other staff and child

The student is able to prepare play and leisure experiences by being able to: Plan experiences in consultation with children, parents and other stakeholders ensuring requirements and needs are met

The student is able to prepare play and leisure experiences by being able to: Determine operational arrangements for experiences and assess feasibility within budgets and timeframes

The student is able to prepare play and leisure experiences by being able to: Develop flexible implementation plans to suit a variety of contexts and to respond to contingencies

The student is able to prepare play and leisure experiences by being able to: Include evaluation strategies in the program plan

The student is able to Implement school age care experience and/or program by being able to: Set up environments for leisure and play according to interests and needs of children

The student is able to Implement school age care experience and/or program by being able to: Adapt activities and programs to changing needs of the group and dynamics as required

The student is able to Implement school age care experience and/or program by being able to: Respond to and manage implementation problems promptly and where necessary seek support from the supervisor

The student evaluates activities and programs in school age care by being able to: Define criteria to judge effectiveness of activity/program in consultation with relevant stakeholders

The student evaluates activities and programs in school age care by being able to: Use appropriate evaluation strategies during and after activities/programs for revision and development of future programs

The student evaluates activities and programs in school age care by being able to: Prepare feedback reports on activity/program outcomes as required


Knowledge Evidence:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. These include knowledge of:

  • how to access:

  • the National Quality Framework

  • the National Quality Standards

  • the relevant approved learning framework

  • how to navigate through framework and standards documents to find areas relevant to this unit of competency

  • good practice and industry standards for working with children in outside of school hours care

  • budgetary and time frame requirements for developing and implementing activities/programs in school age care

  • development factors relevant to the age group and appropriateness of the activity/program

  • evaluative processes for school age care programs

  • legislation and industry standards as they relate to activities delivered in the school age care context

  • organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.

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