Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093520F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education is based on theories of learning and how they are applied when teaching. The focus is on understanding learning and development in children from birth to adolescence and the ways that educators can support learning for all children.

The foundation year across all of our education programs, focuses on understanding learning and development, literacy and numeracy skills, learning in the 21st century and Indigenous studies. A further 26 subjects will develop your understanding of learning and teaching through early childhood and primary years, with focus on a-typical development as well as typical development through special education subjects.

After graduating, you can apply for registration to teach in early childhood, primary and special education schools.

You'll complete 101 days of professional experience during the course.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career outcomes

Graduates can apply for registration to teach in early childhood, primary and special education schools. It is anticipated that graduates from this program will be valued professionals in any of these institutions.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), and approved by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3552
Australia
32,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Shepparton Campus
210 Fryers Street
Shepparton Victoria 3630
Australia

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in Speaking and Listening

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 102 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 73 with no communicative skill score less than 65.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) / Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 191 with no less than 185 in any component.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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