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ECP228 - Professional Practice 2 (3-5 Years)

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Priscilla Boissezon


Must have passed 5 credit points at level 1 & ECP227


Must be enrolled in E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

All students will be required to attend a 20 day professional experience placement, which is a hurdle requirement.

Burwood: Students will attend a weekly 2 hour seminar. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin. 

Waurn Ponds: (Geelong), Cloud: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will also be required to attend a compulsory 3 x 3 hour intensive


This unit will provide students with opportunities to engage with the education and care of children from 3-5 years of age and apply theories of child development in practical contexts. In a professional experience placement, students will observe and engage with young children, teachers and families and will be able to critically analyse and reflect on the components of quality environments and programmes for young children.

Students will be able to make critical connections between theory and practice, and incorporate their understandings about the National Quality Framework legislative and regulatory requirements (including the child care accreditation requirements), and National and Victorian Curriculum documents in the context of teaching, learning and care for children from 3-5 years of age.


Critically reflective journal, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words

Investigation of professional knowledge & practice, 50%, equivalent to 2000 words


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