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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Term 2 2011 (Off-campus block of classes)
Peninsula Term 3 2011 (Off-campus block of classes)
Peninsula Term 4 2011 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Miss Susan Butler


This unit is principally comprised of up to 45 days of professional placement in prior-to-school settings, supported by regular in-centre tutorial sessions during block placements.


  1. foster professional relationships with children, families, and colleagues;
  2. systematically plan and implement curricular practices that draw on explicit links to children's experiences in their families and communities;
  3. effectively manage children's activities in the early childhood setting; and
  4. collaborate with professional colleagues to assess their own personal professional learning and development.


25 days Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 30 days Grad Dip Ed (plus15 days for students who don't have a recognised prior ECE qualification


Assessment task 1: Professional portfolio (equivalent to 1600 words, 40%)
Assessment task 2: Successful completion of professional placement (equivalent to 2400 words, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Miss Susan Butler