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ECI360 - Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Offering information:

This unit will also be offered in Trimester 1 from 2017.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 Off Shore

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

Nicole Downes

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE360
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Students are also required to attend 4 hours per day for 5 days.

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 in Australia and internationally. 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;
  • Code of Ethics/professional implications;
  • Child maltreatment and its impact on child development, e.g. trauma and learning;
  • Professional and legal responsibilities for notification and support;
  • Types of child maltreatment, their dynamics, and availability of community resources;
  • Indicators of the various types of child abuse;
  • Supportive handling of disclosures of abuse, responding appropriately child abuse prevention; and
  • Policy, protocols and personal safety teaching.

Assessment

Task 1: Response to scenarios, 40%, 1600 words

Task 2: Case study of child maltreatment, 50%, 2000 words

Task 3: Online participation, 10%, 400 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
$782$625$2526$2691

* 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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