This is school developed and board endorsed course designed to develop the students’ knowledge and appreciation of the physical, emotional, intellectual and social stages of growth and development of the young child and the needs that are associated with these stages of development. The skills gained will provide a basis for parenting in the future or current contact with children. The course aims to enhance the understanding of the reality of child care and child raising and to broaden the students’ awareness of community needs in this area.
The senior course has no formal prerequisites, but builds on the skills learnt in the junior years.
The syllabus has two distinct parts with more information available on the Board of Studies website:
Better Health for Individuals and Health Priorities in Australia
The Body in Motion and the Factors Affecting Performance
Community & Family Studies (CAFS)
CAFS explores issues common to all young people. It encourages students to become involved members of society. The course complements the role of families and other social groups by helping young people to understand the contribution positive relationships contribute to wellbeing, make informed decisions and take responsible action in all aspects of their lives.