This contemporary four-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching degree prepares pre-service teachers to teach children from birth to 12 years.
Career opportunities, include:
- Teaching in early childhood early childhood eduction programs including kindergarten, pre-schools and childcare settings.
- Teaching in primary school (prep/foundation to Year 6) .
Pathways to further study:
- Relevant Masters and other post-graduate qualifications.
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Studying the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching at Holmesglen
Graduates will be qualified early childhood and primary school teachers. They are eligible to apply for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) 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 5 years), in Victoria.
Holmesglen's pre-service teachers learn through a combination of on-campus lectures and tutorials and well-supported practicum experiences. Pre-service teachers attend practicum experiences within every semester in a range of early childhood education settings, and in primary schools from foundation to Year 6.
This course is accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (AECQA) and the VIT.
Mode of study: Full-time, on-campus, face-to-face delivery.
All new students commencing a Higher Education course must attend their faculty course orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education orientation.
Teacher Education Early Childhood and Primary (birth to 12 year old).
This course consists of 40 core subjects, comprising 33 theory subjects (one wiht a practical placement embedded ) and 7 practicum subjects (practical placements) that provide 140 days of supervised placement in early childhood and primary schools settings.
||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 Prior to School and Primary School Teaching
||Multicultural and multilingual perspectives
||Curriculum in action
||Community and professional partnerships
||Design, creativity and technology
||Physical development and movement
||Abilities-based learning and teaching
||Leadership and Management
||Disability and Additional Needs
||Practicum: Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment
| 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|
|ECT2206||Contemporary Issues in Prior to School and Primary School Teaching|
|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|
|ECT4203||Leadership and Management|
|ECT4201||Disability and Additional Needs|
|ECT4208||Practicum: Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment|
Assessments in each subject are designed to provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support, engage and teach young children.
For details of credit points, subject objectives, learning outcomes, contact hours, pre-requisities and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching subject summary (Word-175kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching student profile (Word-59kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2020 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching (Word - 57kb).
All applicants must meet the English and Mathematics prerequisites:
• Units 3 and 4 English Language with a study score of at least 25 or English as an Additional Language (EAL) with a study score of at least 30
• one of the VCE Mathematics group of studies: Units 1 and 2 General Mathematics or Mathematics Methods OR any Units 3 and 4 Mathematics (preferred).
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Applicants who do not have the literacy and numeracy subject requirements listed above 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.
Applicants must meet the English and Mathematics requirement and/or achieve the STAT standard before applying for entry into the program.
All applicants are required to attend an interview, which includes a written component. Interviews are of approximately 30 minutes duration.
Holmesglen will contact applicants to arrange the interview. Interview details will be confirmed by mail or email. Interviews are generally conducted within three weeks of receiving your application,
As per the Victorian Selection Framework, our interview includes a written component and therefore applicants need to attend in person.
Applicants should bring the following documentation to the interview:
• Evidence of your literacy and numeracy skills (VCE subject requirements or STAT results),
• Year 12 results, other qualification certificates and academic transcripts.
It is important that all documents presented are original.
Working with Children Check
Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working With Children (WWC) prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. Check the WWC website for more information.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
- Pre-requisites - as listed above
- Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 70 (including selection adjustments)
- Units 3 and 4 English Language with a study score of at least 25 or English as an Additional Language (EAL) with a study score of at least 30.
- one of the VCE Mathematics group of studies: Units 1 and 2: General Mathematics OR Mathematical Methods OR any Unites 3 and 4 Mathematics (preferred).
For Applicants with:
- Higher Education Study
- Vocational and Education Training (VET) Study
- Work and Life Experience
- Prerequisites as for recent Secondary education or equivalent
- Satisfactory completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or higher at a registered training organisation, with scored or graded results of a minimum Distinction average.
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
Applicants must demonstrate their preparedness, aptitude and ability to cope with formal tertiary study at this qualification level. They must also meet any additional entry requirements where these are set as course prerequisites.
Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Advanced standing and entry pathways:
Applicants with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care may be eligible to receive advanced standing of up to 42 credit points.
Other requirements of this course
Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)
All pre-service teachers wishing to graduate with a teaching qualification will be required by the Federal Government to successfully complete the LANTITE in order to qualify for graduation. View further information about this test here.
The test has been introduced to assess those aspects of pre-service teachers' personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool.
Eligibility to progress to Year 4:
To be eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching degree, pre-service teachers are required to meet the Federal Government requirement of successfully completing the LANTITE, prior to graduation. To meet this requirement, all BECT pre-service teachers are required to successfully complete the LANTITE by the end of Year 3 of the BECT course in order to be eligible to progress to Year 4 of the program.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
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
On completion, you will attain the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Commonwealth Supported Place||$3,985||per annum|
|Full Fee||$13,369||per annum|
|*Student Services and Amenities Fees (GST exempt)||$315||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|**Additional course costs||$2,000||per course|
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching - Full Fee 2022 tuition fees (Word - 127kb).
Download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) 2022 tuition fees (Word- 127kb).
*Students are required to pay a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This fee contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams. For 2022, the SSAF fee is $315 for 12 months. This fee is charged per semester at $157.50 per semester. All local higher education students are required to pay this fee at the time of enrolment, regardless of study mode. Part time students are charged 75% of this amount. For more information, please visit the SSAF webpage.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition and studnet amenities fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
Find out more about paying for your course. Mandatory materials and activities fees, and additional course costs are not covered by HELP Loans.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
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.