Early Childhood Prof Experience 1 (EDMT5557)


This unit is the first of two that provide opportunities for students to gain teaching experience in early childhood education and care settings. It enables students to apply the theories and strategies covered in other units of study including Teaching and Learning 1 and 2 in an early learning context. Initially this experience will consist of observation of practices and routines in the setting and build to planning and implementing some learning experiences with individuals and small groups of children aged three to five years. Students will plan and implement learning activities relevant to the development and learning needs of young children that are aligned with the guidelines of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Further unit of study information


20 days prof experience, 1 day lead-up visit, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 8 wks


There are three components of assessment in this unit: assessment of skills (based on three guiding principles): Professional knowledge, Professional Practice and Professional Engagement, the professional experience folder (equivalent to 3000wd) and satisfactory completion of 20 days professional experience and a 1 day lead-up visit in a 3-5 years early childhood setting.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

EDMT5626 and EDMT5560

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.