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ECE309 - Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

To enrol in this unit, please contact Student Services team

 

Final year of offer 2016

*Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool offered in intensive mode.

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E420 and E421 only)
Unit chair:

Merrin Sulovski

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

ECP334

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

The Early Childhood Course at Burwood (City Program) requires the students to attend on a weekly basis i.e. Full-time students attend on a Thursday and Friday throughout the trimester, and Part-time students attend on a Friday throughout the trimester. The students undertaking the Rural Program out of Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool undertake the majority of their studies via Cloud (online) but attend Intensives 3 times a trimester for 2 days (Full-time students) and 1 day (Part-time students).

Content

In this unit, students will be introduced to relevant legislation, policies and practices essential to securing children's safety, with children's rights and professional ethics forming a conceptual framework. Child maltreatment and child protection will provide a major focus together with appropriate responses via policies, ethical practices, statutory requirements and preventive curriculum work. Attendant professional roles and obligations will be considered. Key topics include:

  • children's rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Australian Early Childhood Association's Code of Ethics: professional implications
  • child maltreatment and its impact on child development, eg trauma and learning
  • professional and legal responsibilities for notification and support
  • types of child maltreatment, their dynamics and availability of community resources
  • recognising indicators of child abuse; receiving disclosures of abuse; responding appropriately
  • child abuse prevention; policy, protocols and personal safety teaching

Assessment

Assessment 1: Response to Ethics, safety and children's rights, 40%; (1750 words)

Assessment 2: Case Studies, 50%; (2000 words)

Assessment 3: Participation, 10% (250 words)

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
$586$469$1894$2047

* 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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