Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
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 qualifies you to work as a teacher in preschools and long day care as a four-year trained teacher, as well as preparing you for employment in other parts of the children's and family services sector. If you love working with children, this accredited four year teaching degree is for you.
As well as practical core units you will undertake a work placement each semester which will allow you to apply what you've learned in a real workplace setting. You will study child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. During work placements, you will have the opportunity to test your theoretical understanding in a real workplace.
- 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.
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
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
- a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.
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
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. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.
International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English 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
Further information for international students can be found at: http://www.studyintafe.edu.au/
Enrol at any location
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
If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course contact course coordinator Fran Hughes on (02) 9469 8625 or send an email to Sydney.Degree@tafensw.edu.au
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Thursday 23 November 2017, from 10:00am to 12:00pm or 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Randwick College, Main Campus Corner of Darley Road & King Street Randwick 2031, Building A, Level 1, Room A1.12
Full time attendance is approximately 16 hours a week. Part time attendance is available.
Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the https://www.tafensw.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/7156/feehelp_schedule.pdf" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.
FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/" target="_blank">Study Assist website
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the http://www.studyintafe.edu.au/home" target="_blank">TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|ECCWC401A||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education||60|
|ECSFC401A||Advocacy, Social Justice and Professional Ethics||60|
|ECTPP203A||Brain Development and Cognitive Learning||60|
|ECCDD103A||ChildrenÂ’s Self-Identity and Family Contexts||60|
|ECCDD202A||Communication, Language and Literacy||60|
|ECCDD102A||Creativity in the Early Years||60|
|ECTPP401A||Developing Early Childhood Curriculum||60|
|ECSFC201A||Diverse Australia: Equity and Diversity||60|
|ECTPP201A||Documentation, Planning and Assessment 1||60|
|ECTPP202A||Documentation, Planning and Assessment 2||60|
|ECTPP301A||Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Practice||60|
|ECCWC201A||Exceptional Children: Early Intervention||60|
|ECCDD101A||Health and Physical Wellbeing||60|
|ECTPP101A||Holistic Child Development||60|
|ECCWC302A||Inclusive Practice and Principles in Early Childhood||60|
|ECPPL405A||Leadership and Management in Early Childhood||120|
|ECPPL203A||Manage an education and care service||96|
|ECCDD401A||Multimodal Media and Digital Technology||60|
|ECCDD303A||Music, Movement and Drama||60|
|ECCWC101A||Nutrition, Health, Safety and Wellness||60|
|ECTPP402A||Philosophies, Ideologies and Theories of Education||60|
|ECTPP102A||Play and Documentation||60|
|ECPPL101A||Professional Experience 1 (Birth - 2 years)||120|
|ECPPL102A||Professional Experience 2 (2 - 3 years)||96|
|ECPPL201A||Professional Experience 3 (Birth-3 years)||96|
|ECPPL202A||Professional Experience 4 (Preschool)||60|
|ECPPL301A||Professional Experience 5 (Community Engagement)||96|
|ECPPL302A||Professional Experience 6 (3 - 5 years)||120|
|ECPPL401A||Professional Experience 7 (Early Childhood Leadership)||60|
|ECPPL402A||Professional Experience 8 (Early Childhood Leadership)||60|
|ECSFC101A||Professional, Cultural and Academic Practice||60|
|ECTPP302A||Reflective and Professional Practice||60|
|ECPPL403A||Research in Early Childhood Education 1||60|
|ECPPL404A||Research in Early Childhood Education 2||120|
|ECCDD302A||Science and Technology||60|
|ECSFC102A||Sustainability in Early Childhood||60|
|ECCDD301A||Visual and Media Arts||60|
|ECSFC301A||Working with Families and Community Partnerships||60|