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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    4 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    32

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Help young children develop the skills they’ll use for a lifetime; choose a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) online. With this qualification you can teach children aged between 6 weeks and 12 years old, in childcare centres, kindergartens and primary schools.

You will learn how to engage children with activities such as art, music, maths and literacy. You will develop the skills you need to respond to diversity and help each child get the most out of their education during their formative years.

Led by experienced education professionals with recent or current teaching practice, this course combines online learning with teaching placements in early childhood and primary school settings. Our students get great feedback from their placement schools and centres – we ensure you are prepared and supported by our course tutors and advisors to make your placement a positive experience.

Our unique partnership with one of Australia’s leading early childhood education providers, offers you unique placement opportunities across the country. Find out about student placements with partner G8 Education.

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to practice as a childcare professional or primary teacher, with accreditation from the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

This course is not available to international students.

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What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

Entry via non-teaching pathway degree.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • 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

Additional requirements

CASPer

All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must successfully complete the CASPer assessment. CASPer is a non-academic suitability assessment tool designed to assess an applicant’s personal and professional attributes.

It is an Australian Government accreditation requirement that all initial teacher education courses include non-academic selection criteria.

To ensure you don’t miss the CASPer deadlines and to register for your sitting or for further information about the test, visit takecasper.com.

For current Year 12 students, to ensure you meet VTAC deadlines go to www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html.

Admission to this course will consider both academic and non-academic results.

CASPer suitability tool
If you’re looking to apply for our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) course you will need to complete the CASPer suitability tool. Get in touch with a Course Consultant to find out more information.

English language proficiency

All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course.
The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Working with Children Check and Police Check

All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority). A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement. For a list of each state’s requirements see www.careforkids.com.au.

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education

To be eligible to graduate, students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE), which is required to become a registered teacher. This test is run externally at the applicant’s expense. Applicants must disclose all previous LANTITE attempts (if any) through a personal statement and upload the results for each attempt. Applicants who have unsuccessfully attempted LANTITE three or more times will not be eligible to receive an offer for this course.

Once enrolled, all applicants must provide relevant Child Safety Screening clearance as your state of residence requires and maintain clearances throughout the duration of the program.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Early Childhood Teacher

    Teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, and art to early childhood students.

  • Kindergarten Teacher

    Guide young children in the acquisition of fundamental literacy and numeracy skills, effectively preparing them for a successful transition to primary school.

  • Early Childhood Teaching Director

    Develop the curriculum, set policies and oversee daily operations of an early childhood centre.

  • Primary School Teacher

    Educate students aged 5-12 years through classroom lessons and educational programs covering a variety of subjects.

What you will learn

  • Curriculum Planning

    Create learning activities to engage students and develop their skills.

  • Child Behaviour

    Understand why children display different behaviours and learn how to best approach them.

  • Health and Activity

    Explore a range of issues surrounding children’s health, nutrition and safety.

  • Twenty-first Century Teaching

    Embrace the role of being a teacher in an era of rapid change.

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Course Units

  • Learning and Communicating Online (COM10003)
  • Understanding Language and Literacy (EDU10002)
  • The World of Maths (EDU10003)
  • Indigenous Education and Perspectives (EDU10005)
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning (EDU10004)
  • Developing Literacy (EDU20001)
  • Mathematics in Practice (EDU20002)
  • Sustainable Education and Perspectives (EDU20005)
  • Social and Emotional Learning (EDU20014)
  • Teaching Technologies (EDU30059)
  • Families, Community and Citizenship (EDU30006)
  • Imagining the World through the Arts (EDU30007)
  • The Healthy and Active Child (EDU40001)
  • Play and Environment (EDU40002)
  • Identity: The Early Childhood Professional (EDU40003)
  • Advocacy and Social Justice (EDU40004)
  • Understanding and Supporting Inclusion (EDU30005)
  • Science and Technology (EDU30002)
  • Mathematics in the Primary Classroom (EDU30009)
  • Discovering Science (EDU30011)
  • Health and Physical Education (EDU30014)
  • Educational Leadership, Management and Program Assessment (EDU30062 )
  • Teaching English (EDU30063)
  • Arts Education (EDU40008)
  • Teaching the Humanities (EDU40011)
  • Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 1 (EDU10001)
  • Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2 (EDU20006)
  • Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E (EDU30003)
  • Ready to Teach Primary: Practicum 4e (EDU40005)
  • Ready to Teach Early Childhood: Practicum 5e (EDU40006)
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Working online meant that I could control my timetable which, as a father of two, was vitally important.

Paul, Swinburne Online graduate

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