Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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FacultyFaculty of Education
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hilary Monk


This unit provides students in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies with the opportunity to engage with curriculum and pedagogy with children over the age of three years in child care settings. Students are expected to demonstrate professional knowledge and practice drawn from other units in the course and the attitudes and dispositions appropriate to teaching in child care settings.


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

  1. demonstrate professional judgments about children's learning and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives
  2. use their professional judgments about children's learning and development to systematically identify learning goals for children, plan experiences to foster these learning goals, and research the effectiveness of these plans
  3. prepare and implement experiences in the child care setting to achieve differentiated learning and development goals across diverse learners
  4. create learning environments that foster appropriate learning dispositions and behaviours, including responding confidently and appropriately to instances of children's inappropriate behaviour.


20 days' placement


Satisfactory completion of the fieldwork placement, as per the requirements specified in the Professional Placement manual (2400 words equivalent, 60%)
The addition of a minimum of three items to the professional portfolio (1600 words equivalent, 40%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 9 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)