Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The course teaches students to apply an understanding of child development, curriculum theories and pedagogies in designing and implementing child-centred, play-based and developmentally appropriate programs in childcare, preschool and school contexts. Students also learn to identify and respond positively to contemporary issues and the changing work context within early childhood and primary education.

The course meets new national and international standards in early childhood education, and includes a primary teaching component, allowing students to teach children from early childhood across the whole range of primary schooling.

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Clearly-in ATAR 2016

Burwood: 60.30
Cloud: N/A

Duration

4 years full-time, 3 year fast-track or part-time equivalent

Campuses

  • Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Cloud (online)*
  • Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn
  • Deakin Learning Centre - Dandenong
  • Rosebud (Chisholm, Mornington Peninsula Campus)
  • Swan Hill Learning Centre
  • Werribee Learning Centre

* with compulsory intensives held at Waurn Ponds or Warrnambool campuses

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus with compulsory intensives
    • Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn
    • Deakin Learning Centre - Dandenong
    • Rosebud (Chisholm Mornington Penisula Campus)
    • Swan Hill Learning Centre
    • Werribee Learning Centre

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus with compulsory intensives
    • Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn
    • Deakin Learning Centre Dandenong
    • Rosebud Learning Centre
    • Werribee Learning Centre
    • Chisholm (Berwick, Dandenong, Frankston)

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Applicants for 2017 please note this course is currently undergoing re-structure.  The new course structure will be available shortly.

Notes:

  1. Compulsory intensives for Cloud (online) students held at Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Deakin Learning Centres, and Deakin TAFE partner sites.
  2. Learning Centres only offer units from level 2.

 

Trimester 3 intake

Offered to Diploma of Early Childhood Education holders only.

 

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

VTAC code

1400510021 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400610021 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

E330

CRICOS code

078148B

Level

Undergraduate

Deakin Learning Centre course codes

Deakin Learning Centre students must enrol in the course code applicable to their centre:
Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn E330CR
Deakin Learning Centre - Dandenong E330DA
Rosebud E330RO
Werribee Learning Centre E330WE

Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods or units 3 and 4: any Mathematics, units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

For non-VCE (or equivalent) applicants, selection is based on evidence that indicates suitability for teaching, including levels of English and Mathematics achieved in any previous study and work related experience that demonstrates literacy and numeracy.  The Faculty may require some applicants to complete a STAT test.

Applicants with a completed TAFE diploma will also require a current Level 2 First Aid Certificate.

The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants.  Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply

Professional Recognition

This program has been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an early childhood teaching qualification in Australia.

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, students must complete 32 credit points of core units as detailed below.

This course includes 110 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course:

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011
  • Level 1

  • Child Development 1 ECE110
  • Curriculum 1: Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation ECE111
  • Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning ECE112
  • Young Children's Mathematical Development ECE113
  • Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education ECE114
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present ECE115
  • Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition ECE116
  • Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years) ECP127
  • Level 2

  • Child Development 2 ECE210
  • Curriculum 3: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning ECE212
  • Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education ECE216
  • Science 1: Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children ECE220
  • Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood ECE230
  • Creative Arts 1: Visual Art and Media Arts ECE240
  • Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years) ECP226 (2 credit points)
  • Professional Experience 2 (3-5 Years) ECP227
  • Professional Experience 3 (3-5 Years) ECP228
  • Level 3

  • Science 2: Science and Design Technology ECE320
  • Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments ECE330
  • Transition Case Study ECE350 (2 credit points)
  • Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection ECE360
  • Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour ECE370
  • Management and Leadership ECE390
  • Professional Experience 4 (Primary School 1) ECP327
  • Level 4 & Course Map

    Level 4

  • Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama ECE440
  • Effective Primary Mathematics Learning ECE455
  • Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood ECE465
  • Effective Partnerships for Learning ECE475
  • Professional Experience 5 (Primary School 2) ECP427
  • Independent Project ESE499 (Cloud (online) mode unit)
  • Course map for both 4 years full-time and 3 years fast-track

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    However, you should apply directly to Deakin if you are not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or you're applying for a Deakin course which is not listed on the VTAC website.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to start studying in Trimester 3 2016, you'll need to apply directly to Deakin.

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Institute of Koorie Education

    Institute of Koorie Education applicants must apply via the How to apply webpage. You’ll need to complete a declaration statement and application form. If your application is successful, you’ll then be invited to an interview.

    Apply through IKE

    Learning Centre

    Applicants for courses offered at a Deakin Learning Centre can be made directly to Deakin online or via the application form.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Course pathways

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) provides an approved pathway from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education (Previously Diploma of Children’s Services) offered through TAFE.  Applicants who have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education may receive 8 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning reducing the total course duration by 2 trimesters of full-time study.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Warrnambool
    Tel 03 5563 3489
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Scholarship options

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    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check.  Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj  

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Offered campuses

    Learning centres

    To save regional students from traveling long distances, learning centres involve 'converged’ study, combining on-screen classes and face-to-face workshops.


    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Geelong Waurn Ponds

    Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


    Warrnambool

    Three-hours from Melbourne, our Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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