Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Develops students’ conceptual knowledge of the key curriculum areas of science and technology, mathematics, creative arts, language, history and physical wellbeing for children aged from birth to five years. Students will create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop children’s conceptual knowledge of these areas, with links made to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009) and the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2011).

Unit content

Topic 1: Holistic curriculum in the early childhood setting: an integrated approach to learning.

Topic 2: Key curriculum areas in prior to school settings:

  • science and technology
  • mathematics
  • creative arts
  • language
  • physical wellbeing
  • history

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Critical review50%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Critical review50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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