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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International)
Campus

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

Length

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

IELTS Requirement

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Students who study at an institution within Australia or a specified English speaking country (including Singapore) may be exempted from IELTS requirement.

Deakin course code E330A
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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. 

 

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.

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Professional recognition

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

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) (subject to approval)

 

International students or permanent residents should note the essential difference is the BECE offered in Australia is accredited through the Victorian Institute of Teaching for registration to teach in primary Schools. Any students undertaking the BECE international program would need to complete the required units in an Australian primary school setting to gain registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and teach in a Australia. You would also need 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

Fees and charges

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.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

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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.

 

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:

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  

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Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

ECI113 Young Children's Mathematical Development  

ECI115 Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Past and Present  

ECI227 Professional Experience II (3-5 Years)  

 

Trimester 2

ECI112 Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning  

ECI114 Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education  

ECI228 Professional Experience III (3-5 Years)  

 

Trimester 3

ECI116 Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Nutrition  

ECI127 Professional Experience I (Birth - 2 Years)  

 


Year 2

Trimester 1

ECI110 Child Development 1  

ECI111 Curriculum, Theory, Development and Evaluation  

ECI240 Visual Art and Media Arts  

 

Trimester 2

ECI220 Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children  

ECI212 Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning (3-8 Years)  

ECI216 Children's Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education  

 

Trimester 3

ECI230 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood  

ECI440 Music, Dance & Drama  

ECI465 Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood  

 

Year 3

Trimester 1

ECI210 Child Development 2  

ECI320 Science and Design Technology  

ECI330 Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments  

 

Trimester 2

ECI305 Professional Experience (3-6 Years)  

ECI350 Transition Case Study  (2 credit points)

 

Trimester 3

ECI401 Advanced Management of Children's Behaviour  

ECI455 Effective Primary Mathematics Learning  

ECI475 Effective Partnerships for Learning  

 

Year 4

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ECI360 Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection  

ECI405 Professional Experience (6-8 Years)  

ECI499 Independent Project  

 

Trimester 2 and Trimestser 3

ECI226 Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (Birth to 3 Years)  (2 credit points)

ECI390 Management and Leadership  

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Entry requirements - specific

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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.

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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  

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How to apply

Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to SEED Institute in Singapore.

 

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.
 

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8th June 2007