Children, Family and the Community General

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The Children, Family and the Community General course focuses on factors that influence human development and the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic, political and technological factors which have an impact on the ability of individuals and families to develop skills and lead healthy lives. They recognise how promoting inclusion and diversity among individuals, families and groups in society contributes to the creation of safe, cohesive and sustainable communities.

Through the study of developmental theories, students develop an understanding of human growth and the domains of development. Students are introduced to the diverse nature and interdependence of societal groups. They develop an appreciation of how the creation of environments that promote optimal growth and development of individuals, families and communities affect and influence society as a whole. Students investigate access to, and availability of, support services and review laws and regulations that govern the provision of such support.

Students explore products, services or systems that address issues, opportunities or challenges to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities. Students consider alternative perspectives, policies and practices when working individually or collaboratively. They use a range of skills to make informed decisions and consider actions at personal, family and community levels. Students communicate and interact with children, families and community groups in practical ways. Students understand that beliefs, values and ethics influence decisions made by individuals, families, and communities.

This course caters for students seeking career pathways in areas, such as education, nursing, community services, childcare and health.


  • Assessment Weightings:
    • Investigation (30%)
    • Production (55%)
    • Response (15%)
  • Practical activities include:
    • Virtual Baby Experience
    • Recycled Toy Assignment
    • Recipe Book Production
    • Cooking with Kids
  •  A fee is charged for resources and ingredients. The fee for 2020 is set at $72.
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Year 12 Children, Family and the Community General

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