ECP128 - Professional Knowledge (0-2 Years)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E330, E333 or E334



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ECP127
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour on campus seminar per non placement weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 3-hour online seminar per non placement weeks

In-person attendance requirements

The unit also includes a professional experience (placement) (5-days)

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*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


This unit will provide students with opportunities to engage with the education and care of children from birth-2 years of age. In a professional experience placement, 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-2 years of age.

Hurdle requirement

Professional experience is a requirement of the Victorian Institution of Teaching and ACECQA for the preparation of teachers. In this unit you will complete 5 days of the required days in your early childhood course. Satisfactory completion of the professional experience is required in order to pass this unit.

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