Unit

School Of Education

Professional Experience Birth - 2 YearsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102109.3

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sally Arthur


Equivalent Units
101107 - Early Childhood Professional Experience 1

Prerequisite
102104 Theorising Play

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years / Birth-12 Years), 1670 Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years).


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2022 Autumn  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2022 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit has a strong focus on supporting children’s health and wellbeing through the building of relationships with children, staff, and children’s families. Students apply their knowledge of work health and safety and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s National Quality Standard as they complete 25 days of placement with children under the age of 3. Students will complete a minimum of 10 days working with children under the age of 2 years and a minimum of 10 days working with children aged 2- 3 years. The placement includes 5 observation days that allow students to orient themselves to the setting and the groups of children with whom they will work. Students have the opportunity to document and assess children’s learning and to apply knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy to plan innovative and engaging learning experiences that respond to children’s family and community experiences and funds of knowledge. Students must satisfactorily complete the School of Education Literacy and Numeracy TASKs, Child Protection Awareness Training and Working with Children check and obtain anaphylaxis certification prior to undertaking visits to the early childhood setting and also meet the Inherent Requirements of the Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years / Birth – 12 Years), details of which are available at: http://www.uws.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/inherent_requirements_for_teaching_courses_postgraduate/master_of_teaching_birth_to_5_yearsbirth_to_12_years.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

1. Students are required to complete the Working with Children Check (WWCC) process leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer.

a) Students will need to:

i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number.

ii. Present an application number and identification to a Service NSW office who will issue a Working with Children Check number via mail or email.

iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number via WesternNow Student Portal. The document is recorded as a Special Requirement on your academic record.

WesternNow Student Portal link

2. Students must complete the TWO components of the NSW Department of Education’s Child Protection Awareness Training (CPAT)

a) Students will need to:

i. Access the NSW Department of Education’s MyPL website https://mypl.education.nsw.gov.au/

ii. Complete the online Child Protection Awareness Training: Induction

iii. Save certificate of completion

iv. Submit certificate via WesternNow Student Portal

b) Students will need to:

i. Access the NSW Department of Education’s MyPL website https://mypl.education.nsw.gov.au/

ii. Complete the Child Protection Awareness Training (CPAT): Annual Update for the calendar year

iii. Save certificate of completion

iv. Submit certificate via WesternNow Student Portal

Both certificates will be recorded on your student record as Special Requirements with the end date for the Annual CPAT recorded. The CPAT: Annual Update will need to be renewed and submitted on an annual basis.

Students who have not completed both components of the Child Protection Awareness Training will need to withdraw from the unit.

3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and submit their certificate to Submit certificate via WesternNow Student Portal.

4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years / Birth -12 Years).


Courses
1783.1Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.2Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.3Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.4Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CONTINUING
1783.5Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)CURRENT
1784.1Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit only)CONTINUING
1784.2Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit only)CONTINUING
1784.3Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) (exit only)CURRENT




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