Professional Issues

Unit code: ECE6007 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Online Self-Paced


This unit introduces pre-service teachers to leadership and administration in early childhood settings. Through the frame of advocacy and activism, pre-service teachers will develop knowledge and skills to work ethically with staff, families and communities within the operational and compliance systems in early childhood settings. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss and justify how relationships contribute to generating an inclusive environment and engaging administrative practices;
  2. Reflect upon and discuss the image of the teacher as administrator and leader;
  3. Debate how administrators and leaders utilise advocacy and activism to influence the role and actions of administration;
  4. Formulate a vision to frame administrative work in order to build and support community and manage and oversee an early childhood site.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Respond to a quiz on leadership philosophy underpinned by relationships with peers, families and communities.
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 50%
Create a podcast articulating engaging leadership practices of an early childhood setting through an activist and advocacy frame.
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Consult a mentor teacher on their role as an administrator and leader.

Required reading

All readings will be available through VU Collaborate

As part of a course

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