Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International)

Course summary for current students

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

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


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

CRICOS course code084779J
Deakin course codeE330A

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

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

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


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