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

 
Qualification:
Bachelor   NRT
Course no:
HE20510V02
Start date:
Mon 19 Feb 2018
 –   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 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.

    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.

    COURSE INFORMATION BROCHURE
    Download the https://www.tafensw.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/5075/20510-course-profile.pdf" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Information Brochure for an outline of the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course.

    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

    Graduates will be able to work as early childhood teachers in long day care, preschools, 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

    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

    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. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
    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 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.

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    Randwick
    Full Time
    Course type:
    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    4 Years
    Attendance:
    16 Hours per week
    Code:
    HE20510V02-18RDW-001
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    About offering:

    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

    Indicative timetable:

    Full time attendance is approximately 16 hours a week. Part time attendance is available.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Select Apply to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email.

    Fee information:

    DOMESTIC STUDENTS
    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 STUDENTS 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.

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ECCWC401AAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education60
    ECSFC401AAdvocacy, Social Justice and Professional Ethics60
    ECTPP203ABrain Development and Cognitive Learning60
    ECCDD103AChildrenÂ’s Self-Identity and Family Contexts60
    ECCDD202ACommunication, Language and Literacy60
    ECCDD102ACreativity in the Early Years60
    ECTPP401ADeveloping Early Childhood Curriculum60
    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
    ECTPP402APhilosophies, Ideologies and Theories of Education60
    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
    ECPPL402AProfessional Experience 8 (Early Childhood Leadership)60
    ECSFC101AProfessional, Cultural and Academic Practice60
    ECTPP302AReflective and Professional Practice60
    ECPPL403AResearch in Early Childhood Education 160
    ECPPL404AResearch in Early Childhood Education 2120
    ECCDD302AScience and Technology60
    ECSFC102ASustainability in Early Childhood60
    ECCDD301AVisual and Media Arts60
    ECSFC301AWorking with Families and Community Partnerships60

     

     

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