Year 11 – Child Studies

Length: Single Semester or Full Year (10 credits each semester)
Contact: Technologies Leader Leader

Recommended Background

No pre-requisites are required. Year 10 Child Studies would be an advantage.

Course Description

Stage 1 Child Studies focuses on the period of childhood from conception to 8 years, and issues related to the growth, health, and well-being of children. Students explore contemporary issues and factors involved in childhood development including nutrition, literacy, the family as a setting, working with, or observing children, community support services, and the changing roles of children in a contemporary consumer society. This course enables students to develop a variety of research, management, practical and group decision-making skills. Students will study topics within the three Areas of Study:

  • The Nature of Childhood and the Socialisation and Development of Children
  • Children in Wider Society
  • Children, Rights, and Safety.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Two Individual Tasks
    • Practical and Theory
  • One Group Task
    • Practical and Theory
  • One Written Investigation.

Note: Students will be required to take care of a Virtual Baby for one week. This requires 24-hour supervision, including during school hours and at home. This forms part of their compulsory assignment work.

Leads To

Stage 2 Child Studies
Stage 2 Health and Wellbeing