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Health and Well-being in Early Childhood

Postgraduate | MAQ-ECHX6010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-ECHX601

Familiarise yourself with Australian regulations designed to protect children and ensure their optimal wellbeing. Study human syndromes and atypical development, then learn how to promote positive health practices for children and families.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Health and Well-being in Early Childhood

About this subject

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

    1. Know and understand current health policies and regulations in early childhood services
    2. Use relevant skills in accessing, evaluating and using information gained from diverse sources in competent practical ways 
    3. Promote positive health practices for young children in the family and in early childhood services 
    4. Evaluate early childhood programs in the context of preventative health and child well-being and optimise environments for young children 
    5. Demonstrate awareness of current medical and scientific research affecting children and families 
    6. Analyse factors involved in various controversies and debates
    7. Examine diversity of opinion and reasons underlying this diversity.

Entry requirements

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-ECEX601 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECHX601 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) ECED601, ECEX601, ECED818

NCCW (pre-2020 units)
ECED601, ECEX601, ECED818
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
ECHE6010 Health and Well-being in Early Childhood

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to a digital camera, or mobile phone or tablet with camera capability. Basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.


    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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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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