EDFE40002 - Early Childhood Education and Care Placement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Early Childhood Education and Care Placement focuses on the legislative and regulatory environment for provision of high quality education and care in early childhood settings. The unit specifically addresses competency elements from the Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma that have not been embedded into the nine core first year units of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and the Bachelor of Education (Primary). In this unit you will navigate National laws and National Regulations related to workplace settings to describe and explain the implications of these regulations on the performance of work roles. You will apply this knowledge to scenarios and simulations and demonstrate competence in providing high quality education and care for children from birth to five years in authentic settings during a vocational placement.


Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 3 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Portfolio 0%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%
4. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 50.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 6.06% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Zoom sessions
Support engagement with pre-placement tasks as part of Zoom sessions
Action Taken
This was completed
Source: Student feedback
Schedule times for checking Q&As
Action Taken
This was completed
Source: Discussion with students
Support with pre-placement and placement tasks
Encourage attendance at drop in sessions
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the legislative and regulatory framework for early childhood education and care settings
  2. Navigate national laws and regulations to identify and explain policy implications for early childhood education and care services
  3. Interpret the National Quality Standard (NQS) for the purposes of reflection on practice, policy development and planning for continuous improvement in early childhood education and care
  4. Describe health, safety and hygiene practices in childcare with reference to national regulations
  5. Perform workplace tasks to industry standard in an early childhood education and care service
  6. Apply knowledge of the quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS) to provide education and care for children from birth to five years of age.

Demonstration of the learning outcomes for this unit provides knowledge evidence and performance evidence of the elements of competence and performance criteria for selected units of competency within the Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma in accordance with the rules of the training package.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9