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ECE411 - Valuing Experience: Professional Advocacy

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Practicum

Trimester 2: Practicum

Trimester 3: Practicum

Credit point(s):1
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E420 or E421 only)
Unit chair:C Roy

Completion of all level 3 units (12 units in total)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit will give students industry experience related to the early childhood profession. Students will find appropriate placements in settings where they can learn more about and/or practice professional advocacy. These include state, regional, and cluster offices; professional associations; union offices, child care or kindergarten management committees or parent and community organisations; local and regional press offices; TAFE and other RTO providers; health and social advocacy agencies; professional networks; parent associations; and migrant services.

Placements need to be approved as being able to provide work experience that will help broaden your knowledge of, and experience with professional advocacy. The experience needs to be outside your normal workplace and any centre that you own or manage.


Assessment will consist of 2 hurdle requirements.

Hurdle Requirement:

Students will submit for approval, a short proposal outlining their placement details. On completion of the placement, the nominated placement supervisor will provide a letter acknowledging attendance and participation for at least 35 hours. Completion of these 2 tasks is sufficient to attain an Ungraded Pass (UP).  

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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