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

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

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Term 1 2015 (Off-campus block of classes)
Singapore Term 3 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Denise Chapman (Peninsula - Online); Ms Marie Hammer (Peninsula - Second semester); Jill Robbins (Singapore - online)


This unit prepares students to enter the early childhood education profession. Students continue to develop their ability to become reflective professionals monitoring their own thoughts and actions. They gain an understanding of employment opportunities, processes and organisational and work conditions. Students understand the importance of emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. They learn strategies to balance work and life commitments. They develop 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. confidently seek employment
  3. apply strategies to manage their own wellbeing and appreciate the significance of others' wellbeing
  4. understand and articulate their identity as professionals entering the profession.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester/term comprising:

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

  • 1-hour lecture per week
  • 1-hour tutorial per week

(b.) Requirements for offshore Kaplan based students:

  • one intensive block comprising two week nights and weekend days, normally from Thursday to Sunday
  • at least four hours of online study per term

(c.) Additional requirements:

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

See also Unit timetable information

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