Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Box Hill Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 075815G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective early childhood teacher and leader with our early childhood education course. In our course, you'll learn how to demonstrate an exemplary standard of teaching, and how to be adaptable and highly proficient in critical and future thinking with a sound grasp of early childhood teaching and pedagogy.

Our early childhood education course is ideal for teachers who aspire to meet the needs of contemporary early childhood services. You’ll study philosophies, principles and practices of early childhood teaching, and how teaching and learning in discipline areas of language and literacy, mathematics, arts, science, and health and well-being are integrated across early childhood education play-based programs.

Taking our early childhood education course will assist you in further developing your leadership and management skills to lead programs across a range of early childhood service types and allow you to gain an in-depth knowledge of exemplary practice in early childhood service provision in areas such as:

  • child development
  • early childhood pedagogy and play
  • child and family-centred practice
  • legal and regulatory compliance requirements
  • provision of inclusive environments
  • early childhood leadership

You'll gain skills in research methods, professional practice, project management, and professional communication. You will also be required to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching as an early childhood teacher after graduation, which will enable you to teach across a range of early childhood settings.

This course has national accreditation with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for Early Childhood Teacher registration on graduation.

Pathways & Accreditation

Applicants who have already completed an approved Diploma in Children's Services or similar will be able to pathway into the course, provided they meet all entry requirements, and will receive six subjects credit.

After successful completion, you may be eligible to apply for entry into a Master's in Education at a university of your choice.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Career & Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education provides you with an early childhood teaching qualification. On completion, you'll be required to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching as an Early Childhood Teacher.

After successful completion, employment opportunities as a registered early childhood teacher are available at a variety of organisations, including, but not limited to:

  • preschools
  • kindergartens
  • early learning centres
  • long day care settings

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,384 Per Year
Read moreAnnual Service Fee: 166
Jul 2022
Feb 2023
Jul 2023
4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
Australia
18,384 Per Year
Read moreAnnual Service Fee: 166
Jul 2022
Feb 2023
Jul 2023
4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Lilydale Lakeside Campus
Jarlo Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3140
Australia

Entry criteria

All applicants must:

supply evidence of English language proficiency

have successfully attained at least a pass in a final year of secondary school mathematics unit OR successfully complete a tertiary entrance mathematics equivalency course (TEMEC)

successfully complete an individual face-to-face selection interview of approximately 30 minutes duration. The selection interview takes the place of the CASPer test, which is not required for entry into this course. The selection interview will be a verbal assessment of your aptitude for early childhood teaching through a series of questions which includes analyzing a given scenario

hold or be able to hold a current National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check

competent computer skills for accessing subject resources; completing online tutorial tasks; and submitting word processed assignments through Student Web

After submitting your application through the international office, you will be required to complete a selection interview. When the course manager receives notification of your application, you will then be contacted via email, to arrange for your selection interview. Your interview can be completed either via skype if you are overseas, or face-to-face if you are already in Australia.

You are required to provide evidence you meet the following requirements:

  • IELTS Academic 7.0 (Academic) with no band score less than 7.0
  • TOEFL Print based 600, or TOEFL Computer based 250, or TOEFL Internet based 100 or
  • Pearson Test of Academic English 69 (with no communicative skill score less than 65) or
  • Cambridge English Advanced CAE (Results prior to 2015: 67, results from 2015 new scores:185-190), or approved equivalent

Address

Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
Australia
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