ACDEC3
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 Early Childhood Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sharon Noble

Year 2 of the Early Childhood Academy is studied for 2 hours each day. A full-time Early Childhood Academy is currently in the planning stage and may be available in 2019. Students interested in applying for this full-time academy should indicate this in the online selection process plus select an alternative option.
Applicants must also have weekly access to an infant, toddler or young child (five years or under) to work alongside and observe for some of the practical components of this subject. Requirements of study in this academy include the following:
• Study child growth & development
• Caring for and coping with multiple births and premature babies.
• Make an item for a premature baby.
• Guiding the behaviour young babies & children.
• Understanding the needs of, and requirements a safe environment of young children.
• Have an understanding of different parenting practices.
• Knowledge of the basic needs of young children.
• Health and hygiene practices and how they are applied for young children.
• The causes for unsettled behaviour and strategies to cope with this.
• How to communicate effectively with young children and their whānau.
• Development of professional image and demonstration of professional behaviours
• Construction of a child’s garment

All Early Childhood Education units are assessed and moderated by an outside provider.
This course offers units towards the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3).

All students will need to: complete the MHS online selection process or see Mr Hackett or Mr Tinling, plus complete an AWVA application form and have an interview with the academy tutor. Students will then be notified about whether they have been selected or not.

Places are limited in the academies and are not guaranteed until the application has been confirmed after the above.
Further information is available in the specific academy handbook.

Both Levels 2 and 3 it could likely that they will be enrolment at UNITEC completing the Pathways course in Psychology Levels 2 and 3 one day a week.

Both Level 2 and 3 have work experience placements in ECE centres for hands on experience and as part of Assessment requirements.

Units are open to change and these are proposed units for 2019.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All the academies are fees free, which includes some bus transport. However, some have a uniform cost.


Recommended Prior Learning

At Level 3 it is expected that students have completed the Level 2 academy successfully.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10026 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 20406 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, effective communication with diverse whānau/families in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 20407 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 26707 v3 Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
3
I
6
U.S. 26709 v4 Conduct an observation of a child in an ECE service
3
I
3
U.S. 27145 v4 Develop, implement, and evaluate a learning plan for children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 10019 v6 Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for children in an ECE service
3
I
3
U.S. 27146 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of organisations relevant to ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
3
I
4
U.S. 6700 v4 Prepare for and construct a textile item for specified purpose
3
I
6
Total Credits
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries