EPT122 Professional Experience 1 Early Childhood Programs: 3-5 Year Olds (8)

This is the first in a series of professional experience subjects, building on the initial experiences in early childhood settings. It includes a 20 day supervised placement in an early childhood setting for children aged from 3 to 5 years. Students will begin to demonstrate the ability to initiate and sustain positive relationships with individual young children, and guide childrens behaviour in positive ways. Students will observe of children's play and use these records as a basis for planned experiences. They will reflect on their experiences and adapt their planning in response to feedback and reflection and work collaboratively with their associate teacher to support childrens learning.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT122. 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


MTH100 and LIT101 and EED110 and EPT126 and EML106

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate skills of linking child development theory to early childhood practices and programs for 3-5 year old children;
  • be able to Show the ability to use reflective practice in their work with children;
  • be able to Show an understanding and have competently employed classroom and behaviour management practices appropriate to children aged 3-5;
  • be able to demonstrate the capacity to create a positive learning environment where children are able to be confident and engaged learners, in alignment with the EYLF framework;
  • be able to Interact with children in positive ways to guide behaviours. Articulate specific strategies for addressing challenging children;
  • be able to demonstrate competence in a range of pedagogical, social and administrative skills commensurate with the professional experience setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategies for developing relationships with 3-5 year olds
  • Policies and regulations when working with 3-5 year olds
  • Observing, planning and keeping documentation

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 20 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

20 day supervised placement in an early childhood setting for children aged from 3 to 5 years


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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.