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:
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- 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 - 124kb).
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).
Holmesglen requires all students to have completed the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, prior to enrolling in this bachelor degree.
- Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation including:
Mathematics or the overseas equivalent (eg. A Level). Applicants that do not have the Mathematics subject pre-requisites 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. Find out more about the test structure and read about the test content and structure.
- IELTS of 7.5 in the Academic module, with no score below 7 in any of the for skills areas, and a score of not less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Please note: International applicants with an IETS 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 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 pre-service teacher fail to meet this IELTS requirement by the end of Year 3 of the BECT course, they will not be eligible to progress into Year 4.
Prior to the first scheduled practicum pre-service teachers are required to provide:
- a current Working With Children Check
- a current Victoria Police Records Check.
Applicants must meet the Literacy (IELTS) and Mathematics requirement and/or achieved 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 email. Interviews are generally conducted within three weeks of receiving your application.
Applicants should bring the following documentation to the interview:
· Evidence of your literacy and numeracy skills (IELTS and STAT results)
· Other qualification certificates and academic transcripts.
It is important that all documents presented are original.
Advanced standing and entry pathways
· Applicants with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and may be eligible to receive advanced standing of up to 42credit 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 are required by the Federal Government to successfully complete the LANTITE in order to qualify for graduation. View further information about this test.
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. 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. This is in addition to meeting the IELTS requirements by the end of year 3 (as listed in Literacy entry requirements above).
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.
How to apply
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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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|Course Fee||$17,100.00||Per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
Other costs relating to obtaining a Working with Children Check, National Police Check or immunisation costs may apply, as relevant to the course requirements.
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.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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