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ECP228 - Professional Experience 3 (3-5 Years)

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:J Moles

Must have passed 5 credit points at level 1 & ECP227


Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend a 20 day professional experience placement and 3 x 3 hour intensives.


This unit will provide students with opportunities to engage with the education and care of children from 3-5 years of age and apply theories of child development in practical contexts. In a professional experience placement, students will observe and engage with young children, teachers and families and will be able to critically analyse and reflect on the components of quality environments and programmes for 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 3-5 years of age.


Task 1: Reflective Journal, 40%, 1600 words

Task 2: Critical self-review, 60%, 2400 words

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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