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Overview

Course code:

BECT16

CRICOS:

089716F

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.

For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching student profile (Word-18kb).

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

ECT1101

The child in focus

ECT1102

Communication to support children's learning and wellbeing

ECT1103

Observation and assessment

ECT1104

Introduction to professional practice

ECT1105

Practicum 1

ECT1201

Child development

ECT1202

Learning through play

ECT1203

Children's art

ECT1204

Child health and safety

ECT1205

Practicum 2

ECT2101

Australian Families: Past and Present

ECT2102

Literacy 1: Developing Literacy

ECT2103

Curriculum theory

ECT2104

Early childhood learning and teaching 1

ECT2105

Practicum 3

ECT2201

Indigenous perspectives

ECT2202

Mathematics 1: Developing mathematical understanding

ECT2203

Early childhood learning and teaching 2

ECT2204

Contemporary issues in early childhood education

ECT2205

Practicum 4

ECT3101

Multicultural and multilingual perspectives

ECT3102

Performing arts

ECT3103

Curriculum in action

ECT3104

Community and professional partnerships

ECT3105

Practicum 5

ECT3201

Design, creativity and technology

ECT3202

Mathematics 2

ECT3203

Physical development and movement

ECT3204

Literacy 2

ECT3205

Practicum 6

ECT4101

Abilities-based learning and teaching

ECT4102

Mathematics 3

ECT4103

Curriculum design

ECT4104

Literacy 3

ECT4105

Practicum 7

ECT4201

Disability and additional needs

ECT4202

Science

ECT4203

Leadership and Management

ECT4204

Practice-based research

ECT4205

Practicum 8

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

Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation including Mathematics or the overseas equivalent.
English language score of IELTS 7.5 (Academic)with no individual bandscore less than 7.0
•
Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide a current Victoria Police
Records Check and Working With Children Check (WWCC).
•Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).*

*Applicants will be required to complete the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), prior to entry if they do not meet the Mathematics prerequisites, as above.

For more information about the booking process and fee please visit stat.acer.org

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

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

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

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

International Fee

$16,700.00

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.

Annual tuition fee:

These are indicative fees only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and other charges annually.
You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.

To find out more about fees or payment options, visit Fees for International Students.

TUITION ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

For more details, please refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.


Enquire online

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, 14 Mar - 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, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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