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ECP703 - Child Protection

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Claire Spicer

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECP303

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit prepares teachers (and allied professionals) for their statutory obligations in preventing, identifying, responding to and notifying suspected child abuse. The unit seeks to develop teachers' (and other professionals’) competence in the area of school-based child protection in particular. Knowledge and skills in recognising all forms of child abuse and understanding the contexts in which it occurs will be developed throughout the unit. The operation of child protection services will be examined and the potential for teachers' effective collaboration explored. Teachers will be encouraged to apply their research and analysis skills in a variety of ways, for example, designing professional development offerings in child protection, incorporating personal safety education in the curriculum, forging community links and evaluating school policy and procedures against relevant policy/legislative frameworks.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include: Mandatory reporting/notification of child abuse, researching and analysing child maltreatment (causes and effects), appropriately responding to disclosures of abuse, curriculum in prevention education, child protection resources, community services and policy (school/departmental/system), diversity and heightened vulnerability (eg children with disability, children in out-of-home care and cultural factors).

Assessment

1. Report 40% Research and analysis of the child protection literature to facilitate the appropriate identification, response and reporting of suspected child abuse, together with a justification of the expanded contribution of schools and teachers to community work. (3000 words).

2. Application 50% Designing a program/policy to respond to contextual needs in schools (or other settings) based on an evaluation of current practice. For example, the design of either a personal safety curriculum component, a staff professional development program or an evaluation of child protection policy (3000 words).

3. CloudDeakin Participation 10%Contributions, based on unit readings and activities as a team member/individual to online discussions via CloudDeakin.

HURDLE REQUIREMENTS FOR E734 and E744SP STUDENTS ONLY

  1. Completion and documentation of 2 days of professional development relating to child protection practice.
  2. Knowledge of relevant child and family support services  within the community.

Students who fail a hurdle requirement will be ineligible for a Pass Conceded grade for that unit and will receive a result of no more than 44% for that unit, waived under special consideration arrangements

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2137$2736

* 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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