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Postgraduate | CUR-MTP503 | 2023

Developing Positive Learning Environments

Course information for 2023 intake

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Learn how to create and maintain environments that fosters children’s learning and relationships. Examine health and wellbeing, challenging behaviours, children’s rights, professional ethics and maintaining partnerships with families and community.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023
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About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. examine and evaluate ways in which children's health and wellbeing can be maintained in educational settings
    2. appraise a range of strategies designed to manage challenging behaviours that respect children's rights and align with professional ethics and responsibilities
    3. develop strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with children and their families
    4. develop a repertoire of research-based strategies that support all children's participation in learning
    5. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-PRI-MAS-2023 - Master of Teaching (Primary Education)
  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2023 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)


  • CUR-EDU-GCE-2023 - Graduate Certificate in Education

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

8 student respondents between: 20 Feb - 08 Mar 2023.

87%of students felt the study load was manageable

100%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

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Graduate Certificate in Education