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Health, Safety and Physical Education in Early Childhood

Postgraduate | CUR-MTEC504 | 2024

Strengthen your understanding of the nutritional and physical support children need during early development. Get a grip on the fundamentals of upper and lower body motor skills. Extend your studies to focus on child protection policies.

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Enrol by
17 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
25 Nov 2024

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Health, Safety and Physical Education in Early Childhood

About this subject

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

    1. establish and explain how to support and promote diverse children's nutritional needs and the impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing across the early years and the lifespan 
    2. apply discipline knowledge about health, safety and physical development to the holistic development of children
    3. appraise and evaluate motor skills, teaching strategies and legislative requirements to support a diversity of children (including with disability) with varied growth and development across the early childhood years
    4. plan, develop, design and assess motor learning programs to maximise children’s motor control and motor learning through movement, exercise and physical activity interventions

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood 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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Student feedback

8 student respondents between 19 Feb - 11 Mar 2024.

100%of students felt the study load was manageable

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

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