10 Child Studies

Year 10: 1 Semester / Responsible Living

Australian Curriculum Website: https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/health-and-physical-education/



The semester is split into 3 units of work relating to caring for and working with children 0 to 5 years. Child development is the focus of the course with issues relating to the legalities of working with children, immunisation, literacy development covered through a variety of learning activities. Visits to some kindergartens are involved to allow students the opportunity to problem- solve to use their child development knowledge and apply it in a genuine context.

Topics may include

  • working with children and the law
  • prenatal and neonatal development
  • child development 1 to 5 years


Students are assessed against the technology and health and physical education Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

4 major assessment tasks will form the basis of the assessment.  Each task will involve 3 elements:

  • problem solving or investigation
  • practical application
  • evaluation

Additional Information

It is a government requirement that people visiting pre-schools/kindergartens to take part in activities have a WWCC clearance. Many students in year 10 will need this for their work experience and the school assists with the processing.  This will be organised through the school, however any costs assocatied with this clearance will be invoiced to the student.

Excursions to the pre-schools/kindergartens will take place via school bus therefore excursion forms and bus travels costs will be required.

Students do need to plan and make two resources as part of their assessment, materials are provided but they may choose to bring some materials from home, this is not compulsory however.