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Diploma of Social Science (Child Care Services) [incorporating the

Associate Diploma of Social Science (Child Care)]

The course for the DipSocSc (Child Care Services) [incorporating the DipSocSc (Child Care)] is designed to prepare a care worker with the personal qualities and specialist knowledge and skills necessary to work competently in professional roles in the care of children.

On completion of the course students should be able to:

• understand aspects of human development, particularly the period birth to early adolescence, and individual differences in developmental patterns;

• understand the health, nutritional and safety needs of children and the community support services for meeting these needs;

• appreciate how contemporary social structures, family lifestyles and attitudes and practices of cultural groups in the community affect child and family services;

• understand the pluralist nature of Australian society and its implications forchildren's services;

• understand the principles and theories from a range of disciplines which are relevant to planning and implementing developmental care programs for children;

• identify values and assumptions underlying care programs for young children and the student's own values and assumptions;

• understand the principles and theories of administration and management practices and procedures for providing children's services;

• identify funding, legal and industrial issues that affect the provision of children's services;

• demonstrate the practical abilities and skills necessary for competent performance of professional early childhood care roles; and

• articulate a personal philosophy which will provide a rationale and motivation for professional practice and development.

Course structure and progress

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Associate Diploma of Social Science (Child Care), Diploma of Social Science (Child Care Services), Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)

To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a candidate must:

• complete four years of pre-service studies; or

• complete three years of pre-service studies together with approved experience and a further year of study; or

• complete two yearsof pre-service studies together with approved experience and two further years of study.

To be awarded the Diploma in Social Science (Child Care Services) a candidate must complete at least three years of study.

To be awarded the Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Care) a candidate must complete at least two years of study.

To be awarded the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) a candidate must complete at least three years of study.

A candidate's progress in the course is expressed in terms of points credited for subjects passed.

A candidate who has completed part or all of a previous course of study at tertiary level or has achieved previous professional experience relevant to the course may be given credit for this previous study or experience providing the Institute Board approves such credit. Where there is no equivalent subject or subjects the student may be credited with an appropriate points score to be determined by the Institute Board.

A candidate may include in his/her course of study subjects offered in another course of the University of Melbourne or of another institution, provided that the Institute Board considers such subjects to be of an appropriate standard and relevance to the course.

The total number of points which may be credited to a candidate for previous study and experience and subjects from other courses must not exceed 300 points towards the Bachelor of Education award, must not exceed 200 points towards the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Diploma of Social Science (Child Care Services) awards, and must not exceed 1(X) points towards the Associate Diploma of Social. Science (Child Care) award.

To qualify for the Bachelor of Education award a candidate must:

• gain a cumulative score of at least 4(X) points;

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Schedule 1: Diploma of Social Science (Child Care Services)

Subject Points

Year 1

General Studies minor A (see Table 1) 11.1 General Studies major A (see Table 1) 11.1 466-125 Education and Care A 19.4 466-124 Human Development A 19.4 466-162 Practicum Studies: Exploration 8.3

of the Environment

466-164 Practicum Studies: Sports and

Games 4.2

466-167 Practicum Studies: Music 4.2 466-168 Practicum Studies: Movement 4.2 466-171 Practicum Studies: Basic Care 1.4 466-159 Practicum A - Care 16.7

TOTAL 100.0

Year 2

General Studies minor B (see Table 1) 11.1 General Studies major B (see Table 1) 11.1 466-219 Education and Care B 22.2 466-218 Human Development B 16.7 466-165 Practicum Studies: English 4.2 466-161 Practicum Studies: Art 4.2 466-169 Practicum Studies: Drama 4.2 466-298 Practicum Studies:

Child Health and Nutrition 6.9 466-241 Practicum B - Care 19.4

TOTAL 100.0

Year 3

General Studies major C (see Table 1) 16.7 466-319 Human Development C 11.1 466-320 Education and Care C (2) 13.9 466-322 Education and Care C (1) - Care 5.6 466-373 Practicum C2 - Care 8.3 466-375 Practicum Cl - Care 11.1 Electives:

Category Cl (see Table 2) for which prerequisites held

(x 2 - 8.3 points each) 16.6 Category C2 (see Table 2) 16.7

TOTAL 100.0

Conversion Subjects

466-138 Education, Care and 16.7 Development A

466-139 Education, Care and 5.6 Development Al

Schedule 2: Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Subject Points Year I

General Studies minor A (see Table 1) 11.1 General Studies major A (see Table 1) 11.1 466-125 Education and Care A 19.4 466-124 Human Development A 19.4 466-161 Practicum Studies: Art 4.2 466-163 Practicum Studies: Social Studies4.2 466-165 Practicum Studies: English 4.2 466-167 Practicum Studies: Music 4.2 466-169 Practicum Studies: Drama 4.2 466-171 Practicum Studies: Basic Care 1.4 466-160 Practicum A - Teaching 16.7

TOTAL 100.0

Year 2

General Studies minor B (see Table 1) 11.1 General Studies major B (see Table 1) 11.1 466-219 Education and Care B 22.2 466-218 Human Development B 16.7 466-242 Practicum Studies: Science 4.2 466-168 Practicum Studies: Movement 4.2 466-244 Practicum Studies: Mathematics 4.2 466-298 Practicum Studies: Child Health

and Nutrition 6.9

466-240 Practicum B - Teaching 19.4

TOTAL 100.0

Year 3

General Studies major C (see Table 1) 16.7 466-319 Human Development C 11.1 466-320 Education and Care C (2) 13.9 466-321 Education and Care C1(1):

Teaching 5.6

466-372 Practicum C(2) - Teaching 8.3 466-374 Practicum C(1) -Teaching 11.1 Electives:

Category Cl (see Table 2) for which prerequisites held

(x 2 - 8.3 points each) 16.6 Category C2 (see Table 2) 16.7

TOTAL 100.0

Schedule 5: Table 2

Elective Subjects Points

GENERAL

466-137 Reading Study 1 466-440 Reading Study 2

CATEGORY C ELECTIVES Category Cl Electives

466-350 Mathematics Practicum Study 466-342 Art Elective Practicum Study 466-343 Movement Elective Practicum

Study

466-344 Music Elective Practicum Study 466-345 English Elective Practicum Study 466-346 Drama Elective Practicum Study 466-347 Science Elective Practicum Study 466-348 Social Studies Elective

Practicum Study

466-349 Computers in Early Childhood Elective Practicum Study 466-351 Sports and Games Elective

Practicum Study

466-352 Exploration of Environment Elective Practicum Study Category C2 Electives

466-303 Educational Psychology 466-304 Community Languages in

Australia

466-308 Special Needs and Integration 466-309 An Introduction to Human

Services: A Multi-Professional Approach

466-310 Community and Personal Health

466-311 Changing Patterns of Childhood and Education

466-316 Sex and Gender Role Development

466-317 Introductory Study of a Community Language 466-318 Women's Studies CATEGORY D ELECTIVES 466-442 Practicum - Advanced 466-441 Issues of Early Childhood 466-434 Leadership and Supervision 466-435 Parenting Studies

2.8 16.7

8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 16.7

16.7 16.7

16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7

5.6 16.7 16.7 16.7

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Schedule 3: Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

This course prepares an effective early childhood educator with the knowledge, specialised skills and personal qualities necessary for working in professional roles in the care and education of young children.

Subjects studied in the first three years of the award are as set out for the Diploma of Teaching and Diploma of Social Science awards. The subjects studied in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are:

Subject Points

Year 4

General Studies major D (see Table 1) 16.7 466-446 Professional Development D 16.7 466-447 Human Development D:

Current Issues 16.7

Electives (including at least 333 points from Category D - see Table 2) 50.0 TOTAL

Schedule 4: Table 1 General Studies Subjects'

100.0

Points 466-183 Art A (Ceramics) 11.1 466-100 Art A (Two Dimensional) 11.1 466-283 Art B (Ceramics) 11.1 466-200 Art B (Two Dimensional) 11.1

466-300 Art C 16.7

466-400 Art D 16.7

466-118 Australian Studies A 11.1 466-213 Australian Studies B 11.1 466-306 Australian Studies C 16.7 466-408 Australian Studies D 16.7 466-120 Biological Science A 11.1 466-214 Biological Science B 11.1 466-312 Biological Science C 16.7 466-410 Biological Science D 16.7

466-122 Dance A 11.1

466-216 Dance B 11.1

466-314 Dance C 16.7

466-413 Dance D 16.7

466-136 English A 11.1

466-221 English B 11.1

466-324 English C 16.7

466-431 English D 16.7

466-150 Interdisciplinary Arts A 11.1 466-232 Interdisciplinary Arts B 11.1 466-233 Interdisciplinary Arts B1 5.6 466-338 Interdisciplinary Arts C 16.7 466-483 Interdisciplinary Arts D 16.7

466-152 Music A 11.1

466-235 Music B 11.1

466-340 Music C 16.7

466-452 Music D 16.7

* One subject is studied to minor level (level B).

Another is selected for study to major level (level D).

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approved field experience) as set out in Schedules 1 or 2, and 3;

• complete General Studies of at least 77 points, including an approved study of 55 points taken over four years and another approved study of 22 points taken over two years, drawn from those subjects listed in Schedule 4, or approved equivalent studies; and

• complete a minimum of 83 points of approved elective studies selected from subjects listed in Schedule 2, including at least 33 points from Elective Category D, 16 points from Elective Category Cl and 16 points from Elective Category C2.

To qualify for the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) award a candidate must:

• gain a cumulative score of at least 300 points;

• complete Human Development Studies, Education and Care Studies, Practicum Studies and Practicum amounting to at least 205 points (including 100 days of supervised approved field experience) as set out below in Schedule 2;

• complete General Studies of at least 61 points including an approved study taken over three years of 38 points and another approved study of 22 points taken over two years, drawn from those subjects listed in Schedule 4, or approved equivalent studies; and

• complete a minimum of 33 points of approved elective equivalent studies from subjects listed in Schedule 5, including 16 points from Elective Category Cl and 16 points from Elective Category C2.

To qualify for the Diploma of Social Science (Child Care Services) award a candidate must:

• gain a cumulative score of 300 points;

• complete Human Development Studies, Education and Care Studies, Practicum Studies and Practicum amounting to at least 205 points (including 100 days of supervised, approved field experience) as set out below in Schedule 1; and

• complete General Studies and approved elective studies as for the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) above.

Toqualify for the Associate Diploma of Social Science (Child Care) award a candidate must:

• gain a cumulative score of 200 points;

• complete the following subjects as set out in Schedule 1 amounting to at least 155 points:

Human Development Studies A and B, Education and Care Studies A and B, and Practicum Studies amounting to 38 points and Practicum A and B (which include 65 days of supervised field experience); and

• complete General Studies of at least 44 points comprising two approved subject sequences to B

level, taken over at least two years, drawn from those subjects listed in Schedule 4, or approved equivalent studies.

A candidate is:

• in the first year of the course until his/her cumulative score equals or exceeds 75 points;

• in the second year of the course from when his/

her cumulative score equals or exceeds 75 points until it equals or exceeds 175 points;

• in the third year of the course from when his/her cumulative score equals or exceeds 175 points until it equals or exceeds 275 points;

• in the fourth year of the course from when his/her cumulative score equals or exceeds 275 points, until his/her cumulative score equals or exceeds 400 points.

Except where special permission is granted by the Institute Board a candidate will not be permitted to enrol for subjects totalling more than 110 points in any one academic year.

A candidate who does not pass in a subject may be credited with the points to be scored for that subject by the Institute Board, having regard to his/her performance in all subjects taken by him/her (whether taken in one year or more), in accordance with principles determined by the Institute Board.

The subjects of the course and their points values are provided in Schedules 1 to 5.

Subject Descriptions

466-100 ART A (TWO DIMENSIONAL) Credit points: 11.1

Staff: Robert Brown.

Contact: A 3-hour studio session each week. (Two semesters.)

Content: A wide range of drawing and painting media and techniques. The essential elements of art;

approaches to developing a personal sense of design and visual awareness.

Assessment: Six to eight practical works of a satisfactory standard; a work-book of ideas and design processes. Minimum 80 percent attendance. Results will be graded.

466-183 ART A (CERAMICS) Credit points: 11.1

Staff: Harrie Rice.

Contact: A 3-hour studio session each week. (Two semesters.)

Content: Introduction to an intensive study of clay and its uses. Developing hand-building techniques (pinch, coil, slab-building and press-moulding) for a variety of objects; wheel-throwing; mould-casting:

slips and glazes; and firing processes.

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