Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International)

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International)
Campus

Off shore - Singapore (SEED Institute), Burwood (Melbourne)

Cloud (online)No
Length

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015No fees defined
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education

Burwood (Melbourne) 03 9246 8100

Geelong 03 5227 1359

Warrnambool 03 5563 3489

Email artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Bonnie Yim, +61 3 522 72659, b.yim@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code084779J
Deakin course code E330A

Note: This course does not give students VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching) accreditation.

Course sub-headings

Course 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. 

Professional recognition

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)(subject to approval)

International students or permanent residents should note the essential difference is the BECE E330 offered in Australia is accredited through the ACECQA and the Victorian Institute of Teaching for registration to teach in early childhood and primary educational settings. Any students undertaking the BECE international E330A program would need to complete the required units in Australian educational settings to gain registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students would also need to demonstrate standards of competence in both written and oral communication in the English language according to VIT’s Qualification for Teachers Registration policy which is available at: Further information

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa are allocated a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). SLE is made up of ordinary, any additional and lifelong SLE. Ordinary SLE entitles eligible students up to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Course rules

The course comprises 32 credit points of core units over the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Students who have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (DECCE-T) (or equivalent) will receive credit for the eight units which make up the first year of the course. These students will begin their study at Year 2 (see below)

Students who have completed both the Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (DECCE-T) (or equivalent) and the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Leadership (DECCE-L) (or equivalent) may be eligible to apply for 4 additional credit points of credit:

ECI226Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (Birth to 3 Years) (2 credit points)

ECI360Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection

ECI390Management and Leadership

Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

ECI113Young Children's Mathematical Development

ECI115Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present

ECI227Professional Experience II (3-5 Years)

Trimester 2

ECI112Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning

ECI114Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education

ECI228Professional Experience III (3-5 Years)

Trimester 3

ECI116Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition

ECI127Professional Experience I (Birth - 2 Years)

Year 2

Trimester 1

ECI110Child Development 1

ECI111Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation

ECI240Visual Art and Media Arts

Trimester 2

ECI220Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children

ECI212Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning (3-8 Years)

ECI216Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education

Trimester 3

ECI230Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

ECI440Music, Dance & Drama

ECI465Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood

Year 3

Trimester 1

ECI210Child Development 2

ECI320Science and Design Technology

ECI330Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments

Trimester 2

ECI305Professional Experience (3-6 Years)

ECI350Transition Case Study (2 credit points)

Trimester 3

ECI401Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour

ECI455Effective Primary Mathematics Learning

ECI475Effective Partnerships for Learning

Year 4

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ECI360Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection

ECI405Professional Experience (6-8 Years)

ECI499Independent Project

Trimester 2 and Trimestser 3

ECI226Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (Birth to 3 Years) (2 credit points)

ECI390Management and Leadership

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.

Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must provide original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

Credit for prior learning - specific

Students who have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (DECCE-T) (or equivalent) will receive credit for the eight units which make up the first year of the course. These students will begin their study at Year 2.

Students who have completed both the Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (DECCE-T) (or equivalent) and the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Leadership (DECCE-L) (or equivalent) may be eligible to apply for 4 additional credit points of credit:

ECI226 Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (Birth to 3 Years)  (2 credit points)
ECI360 Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection  
ECI390 Management and Leadership  

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Further study

Graduates of the BECE course (or equivalent) can apply for admission to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours).  Applicants to Honours are normally required to have a distinction average or equivalent over the entire undergraduate degree. An individual interview will be held with any Honours applicants to clarify their research interest area and to verify that supervision is feasible and the study area is relevant to early childhood education. This interview will also provide an opportunity to review applicants’ previous research competence achieved at the degree level.


Working with Children Check

It is the responsibility of students undertaking authentic experience-based learning outside Victoria, Australia to enquire about and, where necessary, to meet any similar legislative or other requirements concerning working with children.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria) requires all student teachers to hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before being allowed to undertake authentic experience-based learning in education settings in Victoria.  Students who are given a negative assessment notice will be advised of alternative options for tertiary study due to their inability to satisfy the professional experience requirements of the course.

 

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