EEL204 Child Health and Safety (8)

In this subject students will investigate the processes, regulations and requirements that inform the policies and practices in children's services to ensure young children are safe and protected. This subject will develop student knowledge of health and safety issues and provide opportunity to discuss new ways of protecting and caring for young children. They will work in a collaborative team to prepare an information booth for presentation at a community event, and provide information, and instruction on safe practices to families. Their knowledge of relevant policies and practices will be examined in a multi question exam.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEL204. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Incompatible Subjects

EEB105, EEP417

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have examined health and safety practices within early childhood settings
  • have developed an understanding of the basis for ensuring the provision of a safe hygienic learning environment and the development of healthy eating habits
  • be able to understand and apply basic procedures for infants and sick children and maintain practices to prevent transmission of disease
  • be able to identify the skills, knowledge and values that underpin a healthy lifestyle and apply a variety of teaching/learning/play strategies to selected content that will encourage their development in the young child
  • be aware of specific issues relevant to child protection within settings for children aged from birth to 12 years


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Regulations for health and Safety
  • Developmental health issues
  • Developing the expo display on nominated health and safety topic


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.