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ECI116 - Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

This unit is not currently offered as it forms part of the credit arrangement for E330A

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
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Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE116
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Students are also required to attend 4 hours a day for 5 days


The unit examines health, safety, nutrition and well-being of infants, toddlers and young children, individually and in group care. The unit examines the legislative and regulatory requirements as specified by the local/national/international regulatory organisations (e.g., ACECQA, WHO) in relation to health, safety, well-being and nutrition, and what compliance is required to meet regulations and quality standards specified locally and/or internationally.


Other content includes the appraisal of nutritional needs of infants and young children, including food allergies, cultural requirements of families and be able to provide for these. The interrelationship between health, safety and nutrition and requirements for physical activity in early childhood contexts and application of licencing and accreditation standards including; health promotion, incidents, injury and trauma, sleep and rest, immunisation, communicable diseases, how to respond and care for sick children and preventative hygiene practices and safe food handling. The role of the educator and teacher is examined in providing a safe, responsive environment which provides for the health, safety, supervision and protection, nutrition and well-being of children.


Literature critique, 10%, 4300 words

Examination of regulatory documents, 30%, 1200 words

Development of a handbook, 60%, 2400 words

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