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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 3001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
009199

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To further students' understanding of the family and community contexts of care and education processes within
education settings to equip students with the capacity to research, analyse and practically address social issues
affecting children and families’ safety and well-being.

Course content

Students will develop common social context of adversity and challenge for children and families such as
poverty, parental mental illness, family breakdown, domestic violence, child protection, abuse and the effects on
children and early childhood services/personnel; family law, child welfare law and the intersections with
educators’ work.

Textbook(s)

Briggs, F 2012, Child Protection: The essential guide for teachers and other professionals whose work involves children, 1st edition, Jo Jo Publishing, Docklands Vic

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 12 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 3 hours x 1 week
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 12 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 3 hours x 1 week

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Presentation 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Report 2700 words 60% N/A
Discussion boards 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Presentation 1800 words 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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