Early Childhood Professional Practice 1

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Macquarie University. In essence, it explores the concept of ‘learn by doing’ – where you first become well versed in educational theory, before applying it yourself in a real teaching environment.

To begin with, you will learn about pedagogy and the numerous different approaches surrounding it, allowing you to develop your own unique teaching style. Following this, you will explore programming and planning, preparing you to apply effective strategies for timetabling and scheduling. Finally, you will embark on a professional experience placement where you get the chance to apply everything you’ve learned.

Ultimately, Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 is a unit that can provide you with theoretical expertise, as well as the opportunity to use your knowledge for material benefit in the real world. The unit will provide you with the confidence and ability to embark on a professional career in early stage education.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years), Macquarie University

You must also have successfully completed the following units:

  • Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy
  • Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Development

Areas of study

In this education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Pedagogy and approaches I
  • Pedagogy and approaches II
  • Programming and planning I
  • Programming and planning II
  • Programming and planning III
  • Programming and planning IV
  • Professional experience preparation
  • Engaging with community I
  • Engaging with community II
  • Professional experience placement

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years), Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Empowering and stimulating young minds is among the most rewarding, not to mention essential, professions available. However, if you have never had any prior classroom experience, the prospect of leading a lesson may seem daunting. Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 arms you with theoretical knowledge, as well as extensive practical experience, allowing you to thrive in the classroom. From an employer’s point of view, completing a unit such as this shows that you are not only academically accomplished, but also competent in a real-life teaching environment.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

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