Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

 

Length

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 code078148B
LevelUndergraduate
IELTS Requirement

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Deakin course code E330
VTAC Codes1400310023 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400510023 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400710023 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Deakin TAFE partner course codes:

Chisholm (Berwick, Dandenong & Frankston) E330T

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

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'

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Level 1

ECE110Child Development 1

ECE111Curriculum 1: Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation

ECE112Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning

ECE113Young Children's Mathematical Development

ECE114Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education

ECE115Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present

ECE116Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition

ECP127Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years)

Level 2

ECE210Child Development 2

ECE212Curriculum 3: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning

ECE216Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education

ECE220Science 1: Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children

ECE230Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

ECE240Creative Arts 1: Visual Art and Media Arts

ECP226Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years) (2 credit points)

ECP227Professional Experience 2 (3-5 Years)

ECP228Professional Experience 3 (3-5 Years)

Level 3 

ECE320Science 2: Science and Design Technology

ECE330Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments

ECE350Transition Case Study (2 credit points)

ECE360Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection

ECE370Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour

ECE390Management and Leadership

ECP327Professional Experience 4 (Primary School 1)

Level 4

ECE440Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama

ECE455Effective Primary Mathematics Learning

ECE465Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood

ECE475Effective Partnerships for Learning

ECP427Professional Experience 5 (Primary School 2)

ESE499Independent 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

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

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.