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ECE116 - Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Natalie Robertson




Students must be enrolled in course E330 or E420

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour of CloudDeakin per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend a 3 hour face-to-face intensive per month.


The unit examines health, safety, nutrition and wellbeing of infants, toddlers and young children, individually and in group care.  The unit examines the legislative and regulatory requirements as specified in ACECQA in relation to health, safety, wellbeing and nutrition, and what compliance is required to meet regulations and quality standards specified nationally and at the state level.  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 NQF 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 wellbeing of children.


Task 1, 400 words, 10%

Task 2, 1600 words, 40%

Task 3, 2400 words, 60%

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