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Child studies

Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12CSG
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2CSD20
SACE credits: 20


C+ or better at Year 10 Child Studies or Chef Applications and a high level of demonstrated literacy. Students not meeting these, can apply to the Home Ec Coordinator for approval to be placed in this course

Subject descriptor:

A full year course.

Focus is on:

  • Child development
  • Cultural perspectives in child development
  • Parenting strategies
  • Involvement with young children is required in a Child Care setting.
  • Physical and emotional health - protective practices
  • Parenting and child care trends and issues including roles of women and men
  • The importance of play in development
  • Children’s Services and Resources
  • Children with special needs
  • Involvement with young children 0-8 years is required.


Consists of the following components, weighted as shown:

Task Percent
Independent Practical Investigations 30%
Directed Practical Investigations 30%
Collaborative Task 10%
Special Study 30%

Estimated subject fees:

Students will need to purchase materials and food to supplement practical activities. Cost varies.

Further information

It is an advantage for students to have done Yr10 Child Studies and a unit of Stage 1 Food and Hospitality.

Students are requested to use a display folder and lined paper during the semester instead of exercise books.