Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)

 
Qualification:
Bachelor   NRT
Course no:
HE20510V02
Start date:
Mon 17 Jul 2017
 –   Randwick
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  • Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) course details

    Course description and aims

    The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) is a four-year professional degree that prepares graduates for teaching in early childhood services. This course is for people who want to work as early childhood teachers in a variety of contexts including long day care, preschool, integrated child and family services and early intervention services.

    You will develop the skills and knowledge in the areas of early childhood theory, pedagogy and approaches; professional practice and leadership; curriculum content development and design; care and wellbeing of the child within a social context; and society and culture.

    Note:
    - Students seeking employment in an early childhood centre will need to complete a senior first aid course to meet WorkCover requirements.
    - Students wishing to later register as a teacher for work in primary or secondary education, may also need the Higher School Certificate General Mathematics minimum Band 4 or completion of Mathematics (2 Unit).
    Where a student does not meet this requirement they can enrol with TAFE NSW to complete the requirement.

    Other Requirements

    Students seeking employment in an early childhood centre will need to complete a senior first aid course to meet WorkCover requirements.

    Students wishing to later register as a teacher for work in primary or secondary education, may also need the Higher School Certificate General Mathematics minimum Band 4 or completion of Mathematics (2 Unit). Where a student does not meet this requirement they can enrol with TAFE NSW to complete the requirement.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Early childhood teacher in long day care, preschool, integrated child and family services, and early intervention services.

    Articulation

    When you finish this course you may be eligible for advanced standing into primary teaching qualifications.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants are required to hold at least one of the following to be eligible for admission:
    - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent, or a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate with 2 unit band 4 English; or
    - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV or above; or
    - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

    International students and students from a non-English speaking background must also hold one of the following:
    - in addition to proof of eligibility, international students whose first language is not English or who have not completed their secondary education in English or who have not completed an Australian educational qualification must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band, , OR
    - TOEFL (Paper based test): Minimum 580 overall, with 53 Listening, 52 Reading, 59 Structure/ Written Expression, 5.0 TWE, OR
    - TOEFL (Computer based test): Minimum 237 overall, with 19 Listening, 19 Reading, 25 Structure/Writing, OR
    - TOEFL (Internet based test): Minimum 92 overall, with 18 Listening, 17 Reading, 22 Writing, 22 Speaking

    Requirements for direct entry into second year:
    - A Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or equivalent.

    Requirements for direct entry into fourth year:
    - A three year full time Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood or equivalent.

    Special Admissions:
    If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Talk to admissions staff at the campus you wish to study at if you wish to apply for special admission.

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    Randwick
    Full Time
    Course type:
    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    3+ Years
    Code:
    HE20510V02-17RDW-004
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    About offering:

    You can download a Course Information Brochure which outlines the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course at: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/choose-a-degree/bachelor-of-early-childhood-education-and-care-birth-5

    For further information about this course, and to find out how to apply, contact the course coordinator Fran Hughes on (02) 9469 8625 or send an email to Sydney.Degree@tafensw.edu.au

    Indicative timetable:

    Full time attendance is approx 16 hours per week over 8 semesters (4 years). Full time students undertake 4 subjects plus a work placement each semester. Part time attendance is available.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Entry into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) is by application. You may wish to apply by clicking on Apply Now or you can download an application form at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/applying-and-fees

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Thursday 15 June 2017, at 9:00am to 12:00pm or 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Randwick College, Main Campus nr Darley Road & King Street Randwick NSW 2031, building A, level 1, Room A1.12.

    Fee information:

    Fees are calculated at $1,000.00 per subject. Students must successfully complete 40 subjects to obtain this qualification.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP student loan to allow you to study this course now and pay later. Find out more about FEE-HELP at www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fee-help

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    Fees, payment and refunds: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Financial assistance: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Find out more about recognition: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ECCWC401AAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education60
    ECTPP203ABrain Development and Cognitive Learning60
    ECCDD103AChildrenÂ’s Self-Identity and Family Contexts60
    ECCDD202ACommunication, Language and Literacy60
    ECCDD102ACreativity in the Early Years60
    ECSFC201ADiverse Australia: Equity and Diversity60
    ECTPP201ADocumentation, Planning and Assessment 160
    ECTPP202ADocumentation, Planning and Assessment 260
    ECTPP301AEducational Psychology and Pedagogical Practice60
    ECCWC201AExceptional Children: Early Intervention60
    ECCWC301AGifted Education60
    ECCDD101AHealth and Physical Wellbeing60
    ECTPP101AHolistic Child Development60
    ECCWC302AInclusive Practice and Principles in Early Childhood60
    ECPPL405ALeadership and Management in Early Childhood120
    ECPPL203AManage an education and care service96
    ECCDD201AMathematics Education60
    ECCDD401AMultimodal Media and Digital Technology60
    ECCDD303AMusic, Movement and Drama60
    ECCWC101ANutrition, Health, Safety and Wellness60
    ECTPP102APlay and Documentation60
    ECPPL101AProfessional Experience 1 (Birth - 2 years)120
    ECPPL102AProfessional Experience 2 (2 - 3 years)96
    ECPPL201AProfessional Experience 3 (Birth-3 years)96
    ECPPL202AProfessional Experience 4 (Preschool)60
    ECPPL301AProfessional Experience 5 (Community Engagement)96
    ECPPL302AProfessional Experience 6 (3 - 5 years)120
    ECPPL401AProfessional Experience 7 (Early Childhood Leadership)60
    ECSFC101AProfessional, Cultural and Academic Practice60
    ECTPP302AReflective and Professional Practice60
    ECPPL403AResearch in Early Childhood Education 160
    ECCDD302AScience and Technology60
    ECSFC102ASustainability in Early Childhood60
    ECCDD301AVisual and Media Arts60
    ECSFC301AWorking with Families and Community Partnerships60

     

     

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