Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0101392

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

With our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) you can inspire and teach children up to five years old in kindergartens, preschools and early learning centres.

Learn how to support and grow a child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development through adaptive and innovative teaching methods. Engage in unique units of study that negotiate societal and educational perspectives of nature play, social justice, theory, sustainability and Indigenous knowledges.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This degree includes a mandatory work placement as a professional accreditation requirement.

Learn how to support and grow a child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development through adaptive and innovative teaching methods.

You’ll complete four professional placements, which adds up to around 80 days of real classroom experience guided by an experienced mentor. Enjoy a rewarding career with this globally recognised degree which is accredited by the leading industry body, the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. The Victorian Government is offering scholarships and incentives for individuals looking to start a career as an early childhood teacher.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

show broad and coherent knowledge of children aged 0-5 years, notably in relation to how they learn, with comprehensive knowledge of early childhood curriculum and quality frameworks within the Australian context

plan for and implement effective teaching and learning in diverse early childhood contexts, showing appropriate initiative and judgment

apply knowledge and skills to create and maintain supportive, safe and engaging learning environments, with an ability to critically analyse information in diverse early childhood contexts

critically review and apply theory to practice, showing initiative and informed judgment in decision making and problem solving

assess children’s learning and use clear communication to report outcomes to parents and communities through critically analysing, consolidating and synthesising assessment information

articulate a deep knowledge of the early childhood profession that is informed by critical thinking and synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge and ongoing professional learning

collaborate respectfully with colleagues, families and children, with communication skills that present clear, coherent and current knowledge

demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the principles of diversity and difference and the implications to children’s rights and inclusive practice, and have the ability to adapt such knowledge in diverse contexts.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be pedagogical leaders, effective advocates for social justice and equity, capable teachers of children from birth to five years in a variety of settings, and professionals whose practice is informed by critical reflection and ongoing learning.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,400 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

One of: Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification; Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

Course Prerequisites

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (other than EAL) or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL).

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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