Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a bridge between the Diploma of Children's Services to a Bachelor level of Early Childhood Education. Students explore historical aspects of Early Childhood Education and examine contemporary theory and issues that shape Childhood today. Subject content outlines the role of the Early Childhood Teacher and explores the notion of curriculum for young children from birth. Students establish their own identity as an early childhood professional and set goals for their future professional development.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Early Learning (EBEL) course in order to enrol in this subject


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Programming and planning in early childhood settings

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorArthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S.


Edition/Volume5th ed


ISBN0170270807, 9780170270809

Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required8 days – 56 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsAll students will be required  to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this subject

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Define the role of the teacher in Early Childhood Education
02. Articulate a notion of curriculum for young children
03. Recognise historical and contemporary perspectives of Early Childhood Education
04. Establish concepts of your own professional identity and practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Online study 1/4, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 19
One 8.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 19
One 3.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Pebble workbook (1250 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Professional Experience Portfolio (1500 word equivalent)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Curriculum Portfolio (1250 word Equivalent)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Professional Practice Hurdle - Successful completion of this component

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4