Safe, Secure and Supportive Relationships and Environments

    Unit code: ECE1004 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    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

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