Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Early Childhood Education|
Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)
4 years full-time, 3 year fast-track or part-time equivalent
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), November (Trimester 3)
Trimester 3 intake offered to Diploma of Early Childhood Education holders only.
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$25,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||078148B|
IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5
|Deakin course code||E330|
|VTAC Codes||1400510023 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
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.
Cloud (online) studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
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.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
There is an increasing demand for qualified and accredited early childhood educators and teachers. Graduates of this course will have career opportunities in childcare facilities, kindergartens, early learning centres, and as teachers in primary school settings. Work in early childhood settings provides future career scope for positions such as centre director, coordinator, pre-school field officer, adviser or senior adviser within early childhood facilities. Opportunities also exist for employment in government agencies, primary schools, community services or not-for-profit organisations.
For more information go to 'My Course My Career'
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.
|ECE110||Child Development 1|
|ECE111||Curriculum 1: Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation|
|ECE112||Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning|
|ECE113||Young Children's Mathematical Development|
|ECE114||Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education|
|ECE115||Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present|
|ECE116||Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition|
|ECP127||Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years)|
|ECE210||Child Development 2|
|ECE212||Curriculum 3: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning|
|ECE216||Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education|
|ECE220||Science 1: Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children|
|ECE230||Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood|
|ECE240||Creative Arts 1: Visual Art and Media Arts|
|ECP226||Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years) (2 credit points)|
|ECP227||Professional Experience 2 (3-5 Years)|
|ECP228||Professional Experience 3 (3-5 Years)|
|ECE320||Science 2: Science and Design Technology|
|ECE330||Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments|
|ECE350||Transition Case Study (2 credit points)|
|ECE360||Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection|
|ECE370||Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour|
|ECE390||Management and Leadership|
|ECP327||Professional Experience 4 (Primary School 1)|
|ECE440||Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama|
|ECE455||Effective Primary Mathematics Learning|
|ECE465||Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood|
|ECE475||Effective Partnerships for Learning|
|ECP427||Professional Experience 5 (Primary School 2)|
|ESE499||Independent Project (Cloud (online) mode unit)|
Course map for both 4 years full-time and 3 years fast-track
Entry requirements - specific
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 30 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/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
Credit for prior learning - specific
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.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Experience Placement
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.