EPT122 Professional Experience: 3-5 Years (8)

This is the second in a series of professional experience subjects, building on the initial experiences. Students will begin to demonstrate the ability to initiate and sustain positive relationships with individual young children, and guide children's behaviour in positive ways. Students will observe 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 supervising teacher to support children's learning.


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

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed EPT216 as it shares similar content. 


Subject Relationships

EPT216 Shares similar content

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 use reflective practice in their work with children;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and employ appropriate positive guidance tehcniques for classroom and behaviour management with 3-5 year old children;
  • 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 Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF); and
  • 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
  • Developing reflective practice and positive learning environments
  • Relationships with staff, parents and the community

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPT122 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Professional experience goals
Professional experience report
Apst - reflection and evidence

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

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.