Working with Children (TASC Level 2)

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Working with Children (TASC Level 2) - An Introduction

Working with Children is designed to be an introduction to be an introduction to studies in early childhood education and general education in child care environments, as well as developing parenting skills of learners.

The course focuses on developing skills and knowledge to understand the educational, social and ethical framework of the child care environment as a workplace.  Learners are encouraged to be responsible as well as responsive and sensitive to the needs of children and others, to be effective caregivers, based on acquired skills, values and knowledge to be proactive in the safety and welfare of children.

TASC. Working with Children. Level 2, BHC215116, 2017.

Course information for TASC Working with Children level 2 can be found here.

Library Resources
AV Resources
Web Resources
Book Review

AV Resources

Online - Clickview

Online - TED

Web Resources

Web Resources


Other resources

Children's behaviour

Children's health

Child safety

Play and Learning


Technology and children

Book Review

Book Review and Presentation

Play and learning is one of the electives in TASC 2 subject Working with Children. This study guide focuses on one aspect of "Play and Learning" - Books and Stories.

This subject guide will help you to locate the resources that you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

The Assessment Criteria that will be applied to your work in this area are:

  • Criteria 3 Provide evidence of knowledge about children
  • Criteria 4 Work independently, and cooperatively with others
  • Criteria 5 Demonstrate communication skills for interacting with children
  • Criteria 6 Prepare appropriate environments/resources for children

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use the basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves.

Dewey Numbers

The following Dewey Numbers can also help you find resources located on our shelves.

  • Child care 659
  • Child development 649.1
  • Child psychology 155.4
  • Children's games & parties 793

Children's Picture Books

The Library has an extensive collection of picture books suitable for children of all ages. The majority of these books can be found by using these headings:

All our picture books have a special section on the Library shelves ... ask at the desk, somebody will be happy to show you where they are located.

Study Guides

The Library has many study guides that can help with your work in this area. Some of the titles of particular assistance are:

Reference Resources

Reference material can include dictionaries, encyclopedia, yearbooks and almanacs. Reference material can be a way to find basic information about a new or unfamiliar topic.

General Encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia

Web Resources

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (Author, Date) style for Working with Children. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.