Children, Family and Community: Caring for Others: Infant/Child Focus General

  • Course Code - GECFCC
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $92.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

Caring for a child is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can undertake.  The General Syllabus Units 1 & 2 provide students with knowledge and skills to prepare for this life changing experience.

This course will include both theory and practical components.

Unit 1 provides an understanding of family types and functions, patenting, how a child grows and develops, and an awareness of services and networks to support and assist families.

Unit 2 provides an understanding of factors influencing the health of children, ethical issues relating to children and families, sustainable practices when working and living with children, and the importance of play.

Students will have an opportunity to care for a virtual baby, develop practical resources for children and interact with young children. This course is an excellent choice for students with a genuine interest in children and their welfare, and for those planning a career working with 0-5yr olds.

Skills Outline

  • Family roles & responsibilities
  • Families living in Australia
  • Parenting
  • Health of a newborn
  • Developmental milestones
  • Support services for families
  • Influences on children’s healthEthics and Sustainability
  • Play

Minimum Entrance Requirements


Further Study

Year 12 – Certificate II in Community Services
Course Code CHC22015
Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.