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EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child


Pre-requisite: EDE2101 and EDE2010

Other requisites

Students must have successfully completed second year Professional Experience courses (see pre-requisites) in order to enrol in this course. Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.
State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card OR Exemption Card
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience office //


This course will introduce beginning early childhood educators to employment and management issues which will be expanded in a subsequent administration course and will offer professional development designed to assist with individual career commencement. It will incorporate practical skills for early childhood educators seeking employment, working with other staff and the community, responding to policy change and maintaining procedures which reflect current legal and ethical requirements. Current issues and trends in the early childhood field will be related to policy directions and the role of the early childhood professional in research, leadership, change management, conflict management, communication, policy development and advocacy. This course will also focus attention on professional self-renewal. A 10 day Professional Experience practicum is required in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2016 Online