Early Childhood Professional Practice 2

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
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.

Want more course info?

FREE CALL 1800 063 523

Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

About this unit

This Open Universities Australia unit delivered by Macquarie University builds on the theoretical knowledge you gained from Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 by giving you invaluable practical experience in the form of a 20 day working placement.

The placement will give you an insight into the role and responsibilities of a teacher working with two to five year olds, and will allow you to putt theory into practice. In doing so, you will be able to demonstrate the link between theory, planning and the Early Years Learning Framework as outlined by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Practical experience combined with solid theoretical learning and guided reflection will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to work as a reflective early childhood educator, and show you how to critically analyse the pedagogy and practice involved in teaching and learning.

Work placement

This unit includes a 20 day work placement in an early childhood setting, where students are required to work with children aged two to five years.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have completed the mandatory unit, Early Childhood Professional Practice 1

AND

  • Be accepted into the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Areas of study

In this Early Childhood Professional Practice 2 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the unit
  • 2-5s Pedagogy and approaches
  • 2-5s Environments
  • 2-5s Establishing relationships
  • 2-5s Guiding behaviours
  • 2-5s Programming, planning and transition to school
  • 2-5s Preparation for the professional experience placement
  • Pedagogical documentation
  • 2-5s Working with families
  • Professional experience placement
  • Reflecting on learning

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.

Get more information

Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Want to know more about life as an OUA student? Listen to Hellen's story.

How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will provide you with practical experience and theoretical knowledge of working in an early childhood setting and as such would be useful to those wishing to pursue a career as an early childhood educator.

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 2 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.

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

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.

Get more information

Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

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.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Creating Accessible eLearning Environments

In this online Creating Accessible eLearning Environments unit from the University of New England, you will learn how to implement digital technologies to facilitate the design of accessible eLearning experiences.
read more

Creativity and the Arts: Contemporary Perspectives

Creativity and the Arts: Contemporary Perspectives is an online unit offered by Macquarie University that aims to give students an understanding of the role of the arts in early childhood.
read more

Get more information

Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

FREE CALL 1800 063 523

Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Over 1,000 accredited online courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges