Unit

School Of Education

Professional Experience 3 - 5 YearsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102110.4

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Denise Fraser


Equivalent Units
101108 - Early Childhood Professional Experience 2, 101622 - Professional Portfolio

Prerequisite
102109 Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Corequisite
102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years / Birth – 12 Years), 1670 Bachelor of Education ( Birth – 5Years) 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
In this unit students engage in critical reflection as they apply knowledge of and develop skills in pedagogical leadership during a 30 day placement with children aged 3 - 5 years. The placement includes 10 observation days where students orient themselves to the setting, gain informed consent to work with focus children and undertake detailed observation of the children. Students will work collaboratively with setting staff and families to implement an integrated curriculum that engages children, facilitates in-depth investigation and critical thinking, and connects to children’s social worlds. The unit requires students to apply the principles, practices and outcomes of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia to design, implement and evaluate innovative, inclusive and meaningful learning environments. Students must have satisfactorily completed Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, the School of Education Academic Literacy Assessment Task, child protection awareness training and Working with Children check, and obtained anaphylaxis certification before enrolling in this unit. Students must also meet the Inherent Requirements for 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. The unit Practising Pedagogical Leadership must be completed in the same semester as Professional Experience 3-5 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).

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to the internet.


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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