Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2014 (Day)
Singapore Term 1 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Denise Chapman (Peninsula); Dr Hilary Monk (Singapore)


This unit prepares students to enter the early childhood education profession. They will continue to develop their ability to become reflective professionals monitoring their own thoughts and actions. They will gain an understanding of employment opportunities, processes and organisational and work conditions. Students will understand the importance of emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. They will learn strategies to balance work and life commitments. They will have a conscious understanding of themselves as professionals, their relationships with others and the importance of continuing their professional learning.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. continue to be reflective professionals
  2. be confident in the ways to seek employment
  3. apply strategies to manage their own wellbeing and see the significance of others
  4. understand and be able to articulate who they are as professionals entering the profession.


Managing wellbeing (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Multimodal autobiography (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 1 hour lecture
  • 1 hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per week