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Overview

International course:

Course code:

BECT16

Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 4 years

Campus:

Waverley

This contemporary four-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching prepares students to teach children from birth to 12 years.

Graduates will be qualified early childhood and primary teachers, eligible to apply for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration and able to seek employment as primary school teachers (Foundation to Year 6), and early childhood teachers within licensed early childhood settings, including Kindergartens (Birth to 4 years old), in Victoria.

Our students learn through a combination of on-campus theory and well supported practicum experiences. Students attend practicum within every semester of the course and across a range of early childhood education areas including pre-schools/kindergartens and primary schools.

All Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching academic staffs have extensive industry experience in early childhood and primary settings, as well as higher education teaching experience.

This course has Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation.


Course structure

All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their faculty course orientation and Holmesglen's higher education orientation.

Major studies
Teacher Education Early Childhood / Primary (birth to 12 year old).

Work placements
The eight practicum subjects, one each semester, are work-based placements. These placements are in early childhood services and primary schools.

This course consists of 40 core subjects, comprising 32 theory subjects and 8 practicum subjects (practical placements) that provide 141 days of supervised placement in early childhood education and care settings, and primary schools.

ASSESSMENT

A variety of assessment methods are used, including practical strategy assessments, case studies, essays, exams, individual and group presentations, reports, role play simulations and hurdle task requirements.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

ECT4101

Abilities-based learning and teaching

ECT2101

Australian Families: Past and Present

ECT1201

Child development

ECT1204

Child health and safety

ECT1203

Children's art

ECT1102

Communication to support children's learning and wellbeing

ECT3104

Community and professional partnerships

ECT2204

Contemporary issues in early childhood education

ECT4103

Curriculum design

ECT3103

Curriculum in action

ECT2103

Curriculum theory

ECT3201

Design, creativity and technology

ECT4201

Disability and additional needs

ECT2104

Early childhood learning and teaching 1

ECT2203

Early childhood learning and teaching 2

ECT2201

Indigenous perspectives

ECT1104

Introduction to professional practice

ECT4203

Leadership and Management

ECT1202

Learning through play

ECT2102

Literacy 1: Developing Literacy

ECT3204

Literacy 2

ECT4104

Literacy 3

ECT2202

Mathematics 1: Developing mathematical understanding

ECT3202

Mathematics 2

ECT4102

Mathematics 3

ECT3101

Multicultural and multilingual perspectives

ECT1103

Observation and assessment

ECT3102

Performing arts

ECT3203

Physical development and movement

ECT4204

Practice-based research

ECT1105

Practicum 1

ECT1205

Practicum 2

ECT2105

Practicum 3

ECT2205

Practicum 4

ECT3105

Practicum 5

ECT3205

Practicum 6

ECT4105

Practicum 7

ECT4205

Practicum 8

ECT4202

Science

ECT1101

The child in focus

For details of credit points, subject objectives, learning outcomes, contact hours, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching subject summary (Word - 54kb).

Entry requirements

The following requirements apply to all applicants
Literacy and numeracy requirements
- Numeracy: VCE units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and
- Literacy: VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
OR
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). See below for further details.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Applicants who do not have the literacy and numeracy subject requirements are required to complete the relevant STAT, Written English and/or Multiple Choice test.

Literacy: Applicants that do not have the literacy subject prerequisites are required to complete the STAT Written English test and achieve a median score of 150 to meet the course literacy entry requirement.

Numeracy: Applicants that do not have the numeracy subject prerequisites are required to complete the STAT Multiple Choice test and achieve a median score of 150 to meet the course numeracy entry requirement.

Find out more about the test and read about the test structure and content.

Interview
All applicants are required to attend an interview with an academic staff member. This interview provides the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the course requirements, Holmesglen’s culture and your study experience at Holmesglen. Interviews are approximately 20-30 minutes in duration.

Holmesglen will contact applicants to arrange the interview. Interview details will be confirmed by mail or email. Requests can be made for a teleconference for any applicants unable to attend the interview in person. Interviews are generally conducted within 3 weeks of receiving your application.

Applicants should bring the following documentation, as relevant to you, to the interview:
• evidence of your literacy and numeracy skills, (subject requirements or STAT results),
• previous qualification certificates and academic transcripts, Year 12 results.
It is important that all documents presented are original.

Self-efficacy assessment
Applicants will be required to complete a self-efficacy assessment prior to enrolment. On the day of your interview, you will be requested to complete the Self-Efficacy Assessment (SEA) online. The SEA is comprised of 10 multiple choice questions, which explore your personality disposition and how to best address your learning and teaching experiences at Holmesglen.

Working with children check
Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) prior to undertaking professional placements (practicums) as part of this course. Check the WWC website for more information.

VTAC SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants applying through VTAC who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access scheme (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. visit how to apply for more details.

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
- Pre-requisites - as listed above, along with the following:
- Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 70 (including selection adjustments)
- Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

For Applicants with:
- Higher Education Study
- Vocational and Education Training (VET) Study
- Work and Life Experience

- Prerequisites as for Recent Secondary Education or equivalent, Certificate IV, Diploma or higher.
- Your entire academic record will be considered.

Bridging and/or Enabling Courses
The 22451VIC Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation course is an enabling course for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.

Advanced standing and entry pathways:
• completion of a Certificate IV in Education Support or Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation (Year 1, no advanced standing);
• Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Year 2, diploma graduates with a distinction average may be eligible to receive advanced standing of up to 48 credit points);
• applicants with education-based bachelor qualifications may be eligible to receive advanced standing of up to 72 credit points (qualification/subjects dependent).

Other requirements of this course
Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE)

All students wishing to graduate with a teaching qualification will be required to undertake the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students and successfully complete this by the end of Year 3 of the course.

The test has been introduced to assess those aspects of initial teacher education students' personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool.

All students enrolled in an initial teacher education course (either undergraduate or post graduate) will be expected to sit and pass the test prior to graduation.

The LANTITE test is designed to assess initial teacher education students' personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching, and to assist teacher employers to have increased confidence in the skills of graduating teachers. View further information about this test here.

ADVANCED STANDING

You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.

PATHWAYS

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching can be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters and other post-graduate qualifications.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teaching in Early Childhood Programs and Primary School Settings (Foundation to Year 6).


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

VTAC

Year 12 applicants applying for full-time study for February intake should apply through VTAC.

All other applicants should apply directly to Holmesglen.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Commonwealth Supported Place

$6,444.00

Full Fee

$16,500.00

The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.

Find out what financial assistance is available for higher education students.

TUITION ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.


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Contact details

Early Childhood Education Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

- , Thu, 13 Sep - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and pathway study options. This presentation will be followed by a tour of the facilities and course specific group discussions. All students wishing to apply for one of our courses are required to also attend an interview, which you can book and undertake at the end of the evening! Plus, any students wishing to just apply on the night will be directed to a staffed application room to step you through this.

 

- , Thu, 13 Sep - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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