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ECE116 - Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Naomi David




Must be enrolled in E330 or E420

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 2-hour Seminar per week. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Waurn Ponds: 6 x 3 hour face-to-face intensives. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


The unit examines health, safety, nutrition and wellbeing of infants, toddlers and children in the early years. The unit examines legislative, regulatory and curriculum provisions as specified in ACECQA NQF, VEYLDF & Victorian Curriculum in relation to health, safety, wellbeing, nutrition, physical activity and physical education and what compliance is required to meet regulations, quality and curriculum standards specified at state and national level. Other content includes the appraisal of nutritional needs of infants and young children, including food allergies, cultural requirements of families and provision for these. The interrelationship between health, safety, nutrition and physical activity requirements in early childhood education and care contexts are considered. The application of licencing, NQF and curriculum standards are investigated including: hygiene practices, preventative health and safety routines, sleep and rest, immunisation, communicable diseases, management of sick children, food safety, physical education and health promotion. The role of the educator and teacher is examined as an agent promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of children.


Literature critique, 400 words, 10%

Regulation and policy design, 1600 words, 40%

Family handbook, 2000 words, 50%

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