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ECP127 - Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years)

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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



Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will also be required to attend a 10 day teaching practicum and 3 x 3 hour intensives.


This unit will provide students with opportunities to engage with the education and care of children from birth to two years of age. In a supervised practicum, students will engage with infants and very young children, teachers and families and will be able to critically analyse and reflect on the components of quality environments and programmes for infants and very young children. Students will be able to make critical connections between theory and practice, and incorporate their understandings about the National Quality Framework legislative and regulatory requirements,  including the child care accreditation requirements  and National and Victorian Curriculum documents in the context of teaching, learning and care for children from birth to two years of age.


Task 1: Reflective Journal, 1600 words, 40%

Task 2: Critical Analysis Model, 2400 words, 60%

Hurdle Requirement: Assessing the Professional experience
For students enrolled in School of Education courses, the professional experience component is assessed primarily by the class-based teacher who advises the Unit Chair.  Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

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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