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 3 - 2021

Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 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

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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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.12% 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
Source: Student feedback
Schedule times for checking Q&As
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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