ECE360 - Protective Education and Child Well-Being

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

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

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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

Trimester 1:
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour online workshop per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Trimester 1:
2 x cloud conferences per trimester 
1 x 2-hour online workshop per week
2 x 1-hour online class per trimester (recordings provided)

Note:

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

 

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. 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;
  • Australian Early Childhood Association's 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 via child abuse prevention; policy, protocols and personal safety teaching.

Unit Fee Information

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