Associate Degree of Early Years Studies

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 090770A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Associate Degree of Early Childhood course is an embedded exit point for the Bachelor of Education (Early Years). Enrolling in this two-year course:

  • Provides you with the skills and professional qualifications to be employed as a qualified educator within children’s services, as registered with the Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • Provides you with excellent practical skills developed through an integrated program with a mixture of on campus learning and professional placements
  • Provides you with knowledge on children from birth to 12 years
  • Supports you to cover very contemporary material - there is a strong focus on social justice and equity, covering multiple perspectives and educational spaces
  • Gives you entry to a supportive program with a personal approach that recognizes students as individuals
  • Allows you to study part-time (four years)

On successful completion of the Associate Degree, you are able to articulate into a Bachelor Degree or exit with a para-professional qualification.

Code: HEFEADEYS

Modes of Delivery: Practicum, Classroom

Pathways to further study

The Associate Degree of Early Years Studies is an embedded exit point for the Bachelor of Education (Early Years). Once you successfully complete the Associate Degree you may apply to complete the Bachelor of Education (Early Years). To be eligible, you must have satisfactorily completed Year 11 Mathematics or equivalent.

Units of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,676 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 9,338; 37,352 for the entire course
03 Oct 2022 2 years
Full time
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia

Entry criteria

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency, to include studies equivalent to VCE Units 1 and 2 Mathematics (Australian Year 11 or equivalent)

English: Academic IELTS 7.0 with no individual band below 7.0, Pearson PTE Academic 58 overall, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognized equivalency. TOEFL iBT: 100 overall (Writing: 24, Speaking: 22, Reading: 22, Listening: 22); Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 185 overall (individual bands: 185); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS - 4 ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 4.

Other: Academic IELTS 6.5 overall with no individual band below 6.5 is accepted for applicants holding the Australian Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification

Address

Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
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