Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
Swinburne Online - online delivery only
This course is accredited by the leading industry body, the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Upon graduation, you will be qualified to teach in the pre-primary school early childhood education sector, with the flexibility to work in a range of settings including children’s centres, kindergartens, preschools and early learning centres.
This course is delivered through Swinburne Online.
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Online (March, July, November) - View application and start dates
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- 24 units of core units of study (300 credit points)
- 4 placement units (50 credit points)
- 4 units comprising a minor or electives (50 credit points)
Below are examples of study loads for Swinburne Online students:
- Accelerated study: 12 units of study per academic year
- Full-time study: eight units of study per academic year
- Part-time study: four units of study per academic year
- Recommended study: six units of study per academic year
Units of study
EDU20053 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment – Practicum
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants - Practicum 3E
EDU40006 Ready to Teach Early Childhood – Practicum 5E *
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives, graduate skills and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- show broad and coherent knowledge of children aged 0-5 years, notably in relation to how they learn, with comprehensive knowledge of early childhood curriculum and quality frameworks within the Australian context
- plan for and implement effective teaching and learning in diverse early childhood contexts, showing appropriate initiative and judgment
- apply knowledge and skills to create and maintain supportive, safe and engaging learning environments, with an ability to critically analyse information in diverse early childhood contexts
- critically review and apply theory to practice, showing initiative and informed judgment in decision making and problem solving
- assess children’s learning and use clear communication to report outcomes to parents and communities through critically analysing, consolidating and synthesising assessment information
- articulate a deep knowledge of the early childhood profession that is informed by critical thinking and synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge and ongoing professional learning
- collaborate respectfully with colleagues, families and children, with communication skills that present clear, coherent and current knowledge
- demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the principles of diversity and difference and the implications to children’s rights and inclusive practice, and have the ability to adapt such knowledge in diverse contexts.
- capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
- entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- effective and ethical in work and community situations
- adaptable and able to manage change
- aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.
Pathways and scholarships
- Credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Amenities fee per year if studying full-time*|
|Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
||$16,496||$4,124||See how your SSAF is calculated|
How do I pay my fees?
HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.
Find out more about fees.
- Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
- Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).
All applicants must sit and achieve an appropriate standard on a selection test used to assess an applicant’s non-academic personal and professional attributes.
English language proficiency
All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course.
The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Working with Children Check and Police Check
All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority). A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement. View the list of each state's requirements.
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply.
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