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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Campus

(i) Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

(ii) Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

(iii) Offered at Warrnambool

 

Or

 

(iv) Offered in conjunction with Deakin's TAFE partners:

  • Chisholm, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula
  • SuniTAFE, Swan Hill
  • South West Institute of TAFE, Portland
Duration

4 years full-time, 3 years using 3 Trimesters, or part-time equivalent

Deakin course codeE330

New course commenced 2013. 

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Burwood (Melbourne) offering is a fully campus, on-line e-learning mode of learning.  Full-time Burwood (Melbourne) students attend two or three days via campus mode, face to face classes per week. Some units may be arranged in intensive sessions at least three times each trimester. Students undertake one to two professional experiences per year.

 

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool offerings are in a community-based, on-line e-learning and face-to-face mode of learning.  Full-time Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool students attend  two-days campus mode face-to-face intensive sessions held at least three times each trimester. Students undertake one to two professional experiences per year.

 

Enrolment in Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (E330) is available for the first time to Year 12 applicants and via the http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/doorstep/index.php delivery mode. The course has been adapted to meet new national and international standards in early childhood education, and includes a primary teaching component, allowing students to teach children from early childhood and across the whole range of primary schooling. The course meets the requirements of the relevant accrediting authorities for working in early childhood and primary school settings.

 

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. 

This course is offered in flexible study modes over 4 years, or can be fast-tracked by studying under Deakin’s 3-trimester system, enabling completion in 9 trimesters.

 

Major studies:  Education (Teacher education), Literacy (Literacy and numeracy programs), Numeracy (Education studies), Professional experience practice (Authentic practicum placements), Teaching pedagogies (Early childhood and primary), Teacher education (Early childhood and primary), and Research.

Professional recognition

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

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

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

 

International students or permanent residents should note that to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) they will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT’s Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at:  Further information

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises 32 credit points of core units over the equivalent of four years of full-time study, inclusive of the minimum 110 days of supervised professional experience.

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Course structure

4 academic years pathway (32 credit points over 8 trimesters)

Level 1, Year 12 entry

Trimester 1

ECE110 Child Development 1  

ECE111 Curriculum 1: Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation  

ECE113 Young Children's Mathematical Development  

ECE115 Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present  

 

Trimester 2

ECE114 Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education  

ECE116 Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition  

ECE112 Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning  

ECP127 Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years)  


Level 2, Student entering with approved TAFE qualification

Trimester 1

ECE212 Curriculum 3: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning  

ECP227 Professional Experience 2 (3-5 Years)  

ECE216 Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education  

ECE220 Science 1: Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children  

 

Trimester 2

ECE230 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood  

ECP228 Professional Experience 3 (3-5 Years)  

ECE240 Creative Arts 1: Visual Art and Media Arts  

ECE210 Child Development 2  

 

Level 3 - commencing 2014

Trimester 1

ECE320 Science 2: Science and Design Technology  

ECP327 Professional Experience 4 (Primary School 1)  

ECE370 Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour  

ECE330 Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments  

 

Trimester 2

ECE455 Effective Primary Mathematics Learning  

ECP427 Professional Experience 5 (Primary School 2)  

ECE465 Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood  

ECE475 Effective Partnerships for Learning  

 

Level 4 - commencing 2015

Trimester 1

ECP226 Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years)  (2 credit points)

ECE360 Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection  

ECE440 Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama  

 

Trimester 2

ECE350 Transition Case Study  (2 credit points)

ECE390 Management and Leadership  

ESE499 Independent Project  (cloud (online) mode unit)

The Faculty also offers a fast track option using Trimester Three. This option takes nine trimesters (or three years).

Level 1, Year 12 entry only

Trimester 1

ECE110 Child Development 1  

ECE111 Curriculum 1: Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation  

ECE113 Young Children's Mathematical Development  

ECE115 Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present  

 

Trimester 2

ECE114 Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education  

ECE116 Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition  

ECE112 Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning  

ECP127 Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years)  

 

Trimester 3

ECP226 Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years)  (2 credit points)

 

Level 2, Student entering with approved TAFE qualification

Trimester 1

ECE212 Curriculum 3: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning  

ECP227 Professional Experience 2 (3-5 Years)  

ECE216 Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education  

ECE220 Science 1: Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children  

 

Trimester 2

ECE230 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood  

ECP228 Professional Experience 3 (3-5 Years)  

ECE240 Creative Arts 1: Visual Art and Media Arts  

ECE210 Child Development 2  

 

Trimester 3

ECE350 Transition Case Study  (2 credit points)

ECE360 Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection  

 

Levels 3 and 4 - commencing 2014

Trimester 1

ECE320 Science 2: Science and Design Technology  

ECP327 Professional Experience 4 (Primary School 1)  

ECE370 Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour  

ECE330 Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments  

ECE390 Management and Leadership  

 

Trimester 2

ECE455 Effective Primary Mathematics Learning  

ECP427 Professional Experience 5 (Primary School 2)  

ECE465 Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood  

ECE475 Effective Partnerships for Learning  

ESE499 Independent Project  (cloud (online) mode unit)

 

Trimester 3

ECE440 Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama  

 

Notes:

(i) ECP226 VET/TAFE credit transfer and recognition entry students complete ECP226 in Tri 1 or 3 in Years 2 or 3.

(i) From 2015, units ECP226, ECE360, and ECE440 also offered in trimester 1.

(ii) From 2015, units ECE350, ECE390, and ESE499 also offered in trimester 2.

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Working With Children Check

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 professional experience placements 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.

 

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

 

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