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ECP228 - Professional Practice 2 (3-5 Years)

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Janet 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.


Professional objectives, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words

Journal and critical reflection:

  • Part 1- Reflective journal, 25%, equivalent to 1000 words
  • Part 2- Critical reflections on professional objectives and teaching practice, 50%, equivalent to 2000 words

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

Unit Fee Information

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