ACDEC3
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 Early Childhood Academy. ACDEC3 (Open to Yr 12 & Yr 13 in 2022)Two hours a day

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Noble

Two periods a day. Academy = No Fees

ECE centre Practicums

Unitec – 1 Semester per year - Optional

Practical and theory based assessments

Must have access to an infant, toddler or young child to do observations and work with on a regular weekly bases. Can be a sibling or family relative.

Topics include:

  • Study child’s growth and development
  • Children’s play
  • Practices to protect and promote the health and holistic wellbeing
  • Caring for and coping with premature and multiple births
  • Guiding child behaviour, responses and strategies
  • Recognising the ECE types and philosophies and teaching practices
  • Professionalism in the ECE work place
  • The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whāriki
  • Working with families, parenting practices, behaviours and strategies
  • Quantitative sociological enquiry
  • Communicate with people from other cultures
  • Teams and team leadership
  • Construct a textile item for a Premature baby eg Sling, Bunting
  • Practicums are an essential part of the course.

 Students in this academy will enjoy working alongside young children gaining a knowledge of their basic needs of and other aspects including health and hygiene practices and how they are applied to young children. This course is both theoretical and practical.

All students will need to complete an AWVA Academy application form. See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for a form or complete the online form here, save to your device and email to Ms Douglas, [email protected].

MHS AWVA Academy 2022 application form 

If you have trouble opening the application form then please email [email protected] , and a form will be emailed to you. If emailing please state which academy you wish to apply for.




Recommended Prior Learning

Fabric, Foods and Health subjects useful.

Recommend taking alongside Sciences, Health, Math, English for Social and Community Services Vocational Pathway link


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Own stationary (pens, pencils, eraser, glue stick, ruler, printing credit, 2 x 1B5s ) Unit workbooks and assessment booklets provided by the academy.

Pathway

All Academies are fees free including transport costs.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 57 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 57 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1304 v9
NZQA Info
Communicate with people from other cultures

Unitec to confirm - Optional

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6400 v6
NZQA Info
Manage first aid in an emergency situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6700 v4
NZQA Info
Prepare for and construct a textile item for specified purpose
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10013 v6
NZQA Info
Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10019 v6
NZQA Info
Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for children in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10026 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26707 v4
NZQA Info
Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26708 v4
NZQA Info
Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26971 v2
NZQA Info
Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health challenges
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27563 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of teams and team leadership in an organisation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29863 v1
NZQA Info
Develop, implement and evaluate a learning plan based on observation of a child in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29865 v1
NZQA Info
Describe and reflect on practices to protect and promote the health and holistic wellbeing of children in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29868 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate professional behaviour and manage personal health and wellbeing in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29871 v1
NZQA Info
Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand

Unitec to confirm - Optional

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91874 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.3 - Conduct independent psychological research with consultation

Unitec to confirm - Optional

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 57
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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