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Professional Experience 3

Postgraduate | MAQ-ECHX8290 | 2024

Previously MAQ-ECHX829

Refine your role as an early childhood teacher during a 30-day placement, 3 days a week over 10 weeks. Collaborate with children, parents and staff, and consider the context of the centre and characteristics of the children, families and community

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

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HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Professional Experience 3

About this subject

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

    1. Undertake candid self-assessment of progress towards both the unit learning outcomes and the Professional Teaching Standards
    2. Identify the importance of socially just practices associated with educational settings for children, families, and community
    3. Critically evaluate and utilise relevant theoretical and research literature to support teaching decisions
    4. Synthesise knowledge and skills development throughput the program in a teaching performance assessment
    5. Implement the requirements of the relevant statutory processes in relation to early childhood curriculum
    6. Communicate effectively as ethical, reflective and informed teachers when working with colleagues, children, families and other education and community stakeholders.

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

  • MAQ-ECHX825 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECEX825 (Not currently available)

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-ECHX829 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECEX829 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) ECED829, ECEX829, ECHX829
NCCW ECHE8290 Early Childhood Postgraduate Internship

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - Macquarie University operates under a ‘Fitness to Practice’ model as specified in the University's Academic Progression Policy. For this Unit, this means that, when undertaking a placement, a student is declaring that they are able to demonstrate professional competence, acceptable professional behaviour, freedom from impairment, and compliance with program-specific requirements needed for a student to practice properly and safely throughout their Practical, Clinical or Professional program or unit. It is the responsibility of the student to determine whether they are fit to undertake a placement. Therefore, if a student is feeling unfit to undertake a placement, they should not do so. For more information see A Working with Children Check or State/Territory equivalent is required by the end of Week 3 to be eligible for a placement. Students may need to withdraw from this unit if this has not been obtained in time.
  • 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

0.25 EFTSL
This is in the range of 20 to 24 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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