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Statement of Attainment in
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. An ideal unit for all early childhood staff to learn current best practice and understand their responsibilities in this area.  

Study process

Once enrolled, you will be given access to the online ECTARC Training Portal where you will find your learning resources and assessment tasks. Hard copies of learning guides are available on request. Assessment tasks are also completed and submitted via the ECTARC Training Portal.  You will need a computer with internet access to log on to the ECTARC Training Portal. 

Read through the comprehensive learning guide as this will assist with the completion of your assessment tasks. If for some reason you do not have access to the internet please contact our office to arrange an alternative study solution.  

Completion time 

Approximately 6 hours to complete. Unit must be completed within 6 months from date of enrolment.

All students will have 14 days access to the ECTARC Training Portal after their course completion date to download content and any completed assessments for future reference. To download completed assessments, go to the relevant unit and click on the ASSIGNMENTS link to view your assessment tasks. Click on the assessment task you wish to copy and then right click on your mouse and choose the PRINT function. Change the destination from your printer to the PDF setting and click SAVE. If you have any questions regarding the saving of your online content, please call 02 4223 1111.



  • Completed online written assignment including attached components such as two week menu  and experience plan
  • Third Party Report signed by a workplace supervisor
  • Video: Four (4) videos are required to be submitted demonstrating you supporting meal times with children and food safety demonstrations. These must be filmed within a regulated education and care service. 


Please keep in mind when you enrol in a single unit that our marking turnaround time is approximately 4 weeks and may take up to 6 weeks in total to receive your Statement of Attainment. If you require this earlier we cannot always guarantee this due to requirements surrounding practical elements of the units. Please ensure you are aware of these requirements and have all components completed when you submit your assessment for marking.


This program can be commenced at any time of year via distance study


A Statement of Attainment certificate is issued on the successful completion of this unit.  Reminder: All students are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) to ECTARC which then must be verified before we issue any certificates. 

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 state:  

4.2 - CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY - Division 1 - Health, safety and wellbeing of children

79 Service providing food and beverages

(1) The approved provider of an education and care service that provides food or a beverage to children being educated and cared for by the service must ensure that  -

(a) the food or beverage provided is nutritious and adequate in quantity; and (b) the food or beverage provided is chosen having regard to the dietary requirements of individual children taking into account  -

(i) each child's growth and development needs; and (ii) any specific cultural, religious or health requirements.