Safe, Secure and Supportive Relationships and Environments

Unit code: ECE1004 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
St Albans


This unit provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers to learn how to create a safe and secure environment when working with children. It supports students to develop positive strategies to collaborate, interact and communicate with all children, families and colleagues in an inclusive way.

In completing this unit, pre-service teachers will form understandings of both physical and emotional security in various early childhood settings.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Create safe and healthy environments for children;
  2. Engage in positive interactions and respectful communication with children, parents, colleagues and other professionals;
  3. Develop an understanding of how to collaborate with all families;
  4. Identify and explore ways to support the inclusion of all children in early childhood education programs.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
Grade: 25%
Personal reflection on the meaning and expression of safety
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 25%
Risk assessment
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Multiple Choice
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Identify and explore challenges faced by diverse groups in the community

Required reading

Readings will be available on VUCollaborate.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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