ECE116 - Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E420, E333 or E334





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks), 1 x conference per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 2 x 1-hour online class per trimester


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


The unit examines health, safety, nutrition and wellbeing of infants, toddlers and children in the early years. The unit examines legislative, regulatory and curriculum provisions as specified in ACECQA NQF, VEYLDF & Victorian Curriculum in relation to health, safety, wellbeing, nutrition, physical activity and physical education and what compliance is required to meet regulations, quality and curriculum standards specified at state and national level. Other content includes the appraisal of nutritional needs of infants and young children, including food allergies, cultural requirements of families and provision for these. The interrelationship between health, safety, nutrition and physical activity requirements in early childhood education and care contexts are considered. The application of licencing, NQF and curriculum standards are investigated including: hygiene practices, preventative health and safety routines, sleep and rest, immunisation, communicable diseases, management of sick children, food safety, physical education and health promotion. The role of the educator and teacher is examined as an agent promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of children.

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