The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching prepares students as specialists in the teaching of children from birth to 12 years. Graduates will be qualified to teach in primary schools and in early childhood settings, and will be eligible to apply for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration.
Career opportunities, include:
- Teaching in Early Childhood Programs and Primary School Settings (Foundation to Year 6).
Pathways to further study:
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching student profile (Word-18kb). For details on ATAR-based offers download the 2019 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching (Word - 57kb).
- Masters and other post-graduate qualifications.
Studying the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching at Holmesglen
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.
Lecturers teaching in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching have significant and extensive experience across a range of early childhood and primary settings, and extensive higher education teaching expertise.
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their faculty course orientation and Holmesglen's higher education orientation.
Teacher Education Early Childhood / Primary (birth to 12 year old).
The eight practicum subjects, one each semester, are work-based placements. These placements are in early childhood services, kindergarten 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.
||The child in focus
||Communication to support children's learning and wellbeing
||Observation and assessment
||Introduction to professional practice
||Learning through play
||Child health and safety
||Australian Families: Past and Present
||Literacy 1: Developing Literacy
||Early childhood learning and teaching 1
||Mathematics 1: Developing mathematical understanding
||Early childhood learning and teaching 2
||Contemporary issues in early childhood education
||Multicultural and multilingual perspectives
||Curriculum in action
||Community and professional partnerships
||Design, creativity and technology
||Physical development and movement
||Abilities-based learning and teaching
||Disability and additional needs
||Leadership and Management
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.
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching 2019 tuition fees (Word - 33kb).
| Code || Name |
|ECT1101||The child in focus|
|ECT1102||Communication to support children's learning and wellbeing|
|ECT1103||Observation and assessment|
|ECT1104||Introduction to professional practice|
|ECT1202||Learning through play|
|ECT1204||Child health and safety|
|ECT2101||Australian Families: Past and Present|
|ECT2102||Literacy 1: Developing Literacy|
|ECT2104||Early childhood learning and teaching 1|
|ECT2202||Mathematics 1: Developing mathematical understanding|
|ECT2203||Early childhood learning and teaching 2|
|ECT2204||Contemporary issues in early childhood education|
|ECT3101||Multicultural and multilingual perspectives|
|ECT3103||Curriculum in action|
|ECT3104||Community and professional partnerships|
|ECT3201||Design, creativity and technology|
|ECT3203||Physical development and movement|
|ECT4101||Abilities-based learning and teaching|
|ECT4201||Disability and additional needs|
|ECT4203||Leadership and Management|
Download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching - Commonwealth Supported Place (SCP) 2019 tuition fees (Word - 33kb)
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).
Good passes at Year 12 / Matriculation including Mathematics or the overseas equivalent
(eg. A Level). Applicants without the Mathematics subject prerequisites are required to complete the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice test in Numeracy and achieve a median score of 150 to meet the course numeracy entry requirement. *
*Applicants will be required to complete the STAT prior to entry if they do not meet the Mathematics prerequisites, as above.
IELTS of 7.5 in the Academic module, with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of not less than 8 in speaking and listening.
1. International students with an IELTS of 7.0 with no score below 6.5 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of not less than 7.5 in speaking and listening or equivalent may be admitted to the program on the condition that they provide evidence of concurrently undertaking an English Language program to raise their IELTS level to the required 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of not less than 8 in speaking and listening; or equivalent) by the commencement of Year 4 of the BECT. Should a student fail to meet this IELTS requirement by the start of Year 4 of BECT, they will not be eligible to progress to Year 4.
2. Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide:
o A current Working With Children Check (WWCC)
o A current Victoria Police Records Check
Should a student fail to obtain a WWCC, practicum placement in an early childhood setting or primary school will not be provided.
Eligibility to progress to Year 4:
To be eligible to graduate with the BECT qualification, all students must meet the Federal Government requirement of completing the LANTITE by the end of Year 3, which enables them to progress to Year 4. This is in addition to IELTS.
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.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you will receive the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.
Connections with industry
Professional accreditation: This course is accredited by the Tertiary Educational Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.
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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