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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) aims to develop early childhood teachers who can integrate theoretical knowledge into practical education and care skills in the workplace.

There is a strong, applied learning focus to this degree so that when you graduate, you'll be prepared to work with children in a variety of settings, including long day care, preschool, integrated child and family services and early intervention services.
The academic and theoretical content is supplemented by work experience, which will allow you to apply what you've learned in a real world environment.
You will study child development and pedagogical practices, ethics, diversity and social justice. During your work placement, you will have the opportunity to test your theoretical understanding in a real workplace.

The four-year degree offers:

Experience in the workplace. You'll complete eight separate professional experience placements throughout the program. These will be in the form of block placements for 5 days a week for 2 to 4 weeks in each semester of study. This will give you an outstanding opportunity to put the knowledge you have acquired into practice.
A multidisciplinary approach. You'll gain practical skills with a strong theoretical underpinning. You'll reflect on your practical experiences as you learn.
A supportive learning environment. Students will learn in small classes and enjoy learning from experienced, qualified teachers. TAFE NSW understands the learning needs of its students and has developed its teaching style accordingly.
An industry-recognised qualification that will allow you to work as an early childhood teacher in Australia.

The degree is structured over eight semesters, with full-time students required to complete five subjects per semester in the following sequence.

CRICOS

075653J

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$13,680.00 (7,44,287) per year
Total Tuition Fee: AUD $54,720; Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Nirimba

T13 Eastern Road,

QUAKERS HILL,

New South Wales,

2763, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$13,680.00 (7,44,287) per year
Total Tuition Fee: AUD $54,720; Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Glendale Campus

Frederick Street,

GLENDALE,

New South Wales,

2285, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian Year 12 or equivalent or (AQF) Certificate 4 qualification or Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a Higher Education Institute. Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6.0 in all bands OR TOEFL (iBT) with the following minimum scores: overall 79, Reading 19, listening 20, speaking 20 and writing 20 OR Academic PTE with an overall score of 58 and minimum score of 50 in each component OR Cambridge English B2 First - 176 OR Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the 4 components.

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent
If you completed Year 12 in NSW (HSC), a Band 4 in 2 Unit English or equivalent is required.
Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 79

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

TAFE NSW offers below pathways courses for this subject
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About TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 30+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 3,200 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes