This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Additional Requirements for more information.

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Early Childhood Professional Practice 2

Postgraduate | MAQ-ECHX8250 | 2024

Previously MAQ-ECHX825

Build on the theory, knowledge and practice that you gained in Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 by completing a 20-day placement. Develop an awareness of a teacher’s responsibilities when  working with children from 2-5 years.

Enrolments for this course are closed, but you may have other options to start studying now. Book a consultation to learn more.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Early Childhood Professional Practice 2

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the link between theory, the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009) and planning for children 2-5 years
    2. Systematically document and critically analyse the pedagogies and practice of teaching and learning, including ways to guide children's behaviour
    3. Demonstrate the capacity to articulate a personal philosophy of professional practice as a teacher of young children;
    4. Critically examine ideas, issues and principles connected with professional decision-making as a teacher in an early childhood setting;
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the reflective practitioner.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • MAQ-TCH-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)


  • MAQ-TCH-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-ECHX825 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECEX825 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) ECED825, ECEX825, ECHX825
Pre-requisite 20 cp at 8000 level and ECHX603 or ECEX603 or ECHX6030 and Admission to MTeach(0-5)
NCCW ECHE8250 Early Childhood Professional Practice 2

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - Includes a 20 day professional experience placement component.
  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

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.

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