Riverstone High School

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Child studies

Child studies provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to positively influence the wellbeing and development of children in the critical early years of life in a range of contexts and settings.

In this elective students learn about pregnancy, childbirth, looking after a newborn baby, caring for young children and why it is important for children to play. Students also have the opportunity to care for the 'Baby Think It Over' simulator doll.

Units covered in this elective course include:

  • Preparing for parenthood
  • Setting up a nursery
  • Keeping your baby safe
  • A child's world
  • Playtime
  • Careers with children

Course duration: 1 year (100 hours) for Year 9 as a one-year elective or 2 years (200 hours) for Year 9 and 10 as a two-year elective.

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Equipment required: a USB and a plastic sleeve folder.

Fee: $20.