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Regulatory Frameworks in Early Childhood Education (10172.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit will investigate the highly legislated and regulated nature of Australian early childhood education and care and how Early Childhood teachers work effectively within the regulatory frameworks to meet these obligatory requirements. It includes familiarity with the regulatory and ethical policy frameworks and how to meet professional responsibilities under a mandated duty of care.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate professional skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to professional team members;

2. Demonstrate the professional skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of all forms of harm;

3. Demonstrate understanding and skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team; and

4. Demonstrate in an informed manner an ability to apply the regulations within diverse and specific contexts with consideration for the need to consult, negotiate and collaborate with the children, families, communities and authorities involved.

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Contact Hours

3 hours per week, consisting of workshops and 40 hours of placement.





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