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).
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 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.
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.
Communication to support children's learning and wellbeing
Observation and assessment
Introduction to professional practice
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
Community and professional partnerships
Design, creativity and technology
Physical development and movement
Abilities-based learning and teaching
Disability and additional needs
Leadership and Management
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.
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
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.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching can be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters and other post-graduate qualifications.
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
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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.
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.