Year 12 – Child Studies

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits)
Contact: Technologies Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisites.
Stage 1 Child Studies would be an advantage.

Course Description

Stage 2 Child Studies focuses on the growth, health and wellbeing of children from conception to 8 years. Students develop an understanding of contemporary issues related to child development, the value of play, cultural inclusivity, the rights and needs of children, and the roles of parents and caregivers. They also consider the importance of behaviour management, child nutrition, and the impact of technological advancements in supporting the health and well-being of children. This course enables students to develop a variety of research, management, practical and group decision-making skills.

Students will study topics within the five Areas of Study:

  • Contemporary and Future Issues
  • Economic and Environmental Influences
  • Political and Legal Influences
  • Sociocultural Influences
  • Technological Influences.


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.

School-based Assessment:

  • Practical Activity (50%)
  • Group Activity (20%)

External Assessment:

  • Investigation (30%).

Note: Students are required to supply materials for some practical activities.