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Nationally Recognised Training

CHCFC507A Use music to enhance children's experience and development

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

EasyRPL is the Leading provider of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for CHCFC507A Use music to enhance children's experience and development. We focus on Skills Recognition for the full qualification. If required we can organise gap training where needed.


This unit describes the knowledge and skills required as an essential part of the programming and delivery of child care services to provide essential developmental experiences in music and movement


This unit may be applied in the delivery of child care services in a range of community service work contexts

Required Skills

Required skills include:
- It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:
- Engender interest and appreciation of music in children and to encourage them to experiment with expressing themselves in music
- Use music with children including singing and simple percussion instruments
- Choose appropriate settings for movement experiences
- Apply the following skills identified as underpinning national child health and well being core competencies, where they are applicable to the work role:
- implement effective evidence-based service delivery
- coordinate service delivery to families with an interdisciplinary teamwork approach and where possible collaborative interagency practice
- support infants and toddlers to master key developmental tasks
- early identification of emerging trends in child needs and how to address them
- manage children's health needs, eating behaviours and physical activity
- provide environments and relationships that are safe for young people
- engage and work with parents/carers and families

Required Knowledge

Required knowledge include:
- 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 identified work role
- These include knowledge of:
- Values of providing a range of musical experiences for children
- Values of movement for children
- Links between child's stage of development and appropriateness of particular musical and movement experiences
- Strategies for fostering music and movement development
- Adult awareness of appropriate selection of music and movement experiences for different ages
- Organising and implementing and evaluating music and movement experiences
- Ways to follow and respond to children's ideas and interests
- Selection of appropriate music and movement resources which are inclusive and encourage appreciation of diversity including cultural diversity
- Basic musical concepts
- Awareness of the following national child health and well being core competencies as they apply to all who deliver care to children:
- core principles of child development and the key developmental tasks faced by young children and their implications for practice
- cumulative effects of multiple risk and protective factors and the developmental implications of the balance between them
- environmental conditions and the experiences known to have positive effects on prenatal and early childhood
- environmental conditions and experiences known to have adverse effects on prenatal and early childhood development
- factors that support or undermine the capacity of families to rear young children adequately
- features of a family's immediate social environment that are important for family functioning and young children's development and well being
- features and qualities of communities that help or hinder families in their capacity to raise young children adequately
- core needs that all children and families have in common, and how to provide inclusive child and family services
- understanding of particular backgrounds, experiences and needs of children and families in exceptional circumstances or with additional needs

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence requird to demonstrate competency in this unit

The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
Assessment must include the candidate working with children over a period of time and involve more than one assessment session.
Assessment must include assessment of ability to effectively engage children over a range of ages in developmentally appropriate music and movement experiences

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Music experiences include:
A range of developmentally appropriate music experiences for individuals and small groups including:
Musical instruments
Chants and rhymes
Listening experiences

Movement experiences include:
A range of developmentally appropriate movement experiences for individuals and small groups including the use of:
Body awareness

Instruments may include:
Home made and commercial instruments
Instruments from a range of different cultures

Licensing & Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

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