Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosemary Bennett


In this unit students will critically examine principles, practices and issues of health and wellbeing. They will explore how society and culture influence community practices, legal and quality assurance requirements relating to the health and wellbeing of children and adults in early childhood settings. The unit will prepare students with strategies to maintain high quality health, safety and nutritional standards in children's services and to balance work and life commitments through emotional, physical, social and spiritual self-care.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles for staff and children;
  2. appreciate a range of perspectives on health and wellbeing;
  3. manage health and safety routines in early childhood settings according to appropriate laws and regulations;
  4. reflect on the implications of child health and safety issues in early childhood educational and care settings, and
  5. apply strategies to manage their own wellbeing.


Assessment task 1: Essay (2000 words 50%)
Assessment task 2: Tutorial presentation and/or diagrammatic map (2000 words or equivalent, 50% )

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