What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) is aimed at those students dedicated to a career teaching in a birth to five setting.

Developed in response to workforce needs in the early childhood sector, the course can be undertaken as a natural progression for graduates of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care/Diploma of Children’s Services or as a standalone course. Graduates of the course will have a strong grounding in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy.

We also recognise that an early childhood educator is likely to teach a diverse range of students across the course of their career. Our students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond to this diversity. Units cover a range of issues including:

The Ecology of Childhoods
Partnerships: Inclusive and Diverse Learning
Supporting Young Children’s Social Competence
Creating Inclusive, safe and Supportive Learning Environments.

This course is ideal for those who see themselves as future leaders in the field. Built into the course are a number of units focusing on the individual’s development as a teaching professional including:

Curriculum Decision-making in the Early Years: Connections and Continuities.
Professional Identity as a Teacher in Early Learning Contexts
Early Childhood Leadership, Management and Advocacy.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) students are eligible to seek accreditation as four-year trained early childhood teachers in early childhood settings.

Career paths

Graduates are eligible for employment in Australia and overseas as Early Childhood Teachers in early childhood settings.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

083213M

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,400.00 (US$ 16,106) per year
AUD $93,600 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,925

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,400.00 (US$ 16,106) per year
AUD $93,600 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,925

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards); OR Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.5 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 24 writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Box Hill Institute
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