TAFE NSW
RTO90006 | CRICOS00591E
HomeGet Recognised!Credit TransferAbout usContact us
1300 766 123
 
Course Search
Search term/text:  
Career area:  
Study area:  
Qualification:  
Study location:  
Attendance mode:  
Semester:  
Course type:  
Study mode:  
   
Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) - Bachelor (HE20510V01)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Community Services 
Study area: Teacher Education: Early Childhood 
  Nationally Recognised Training
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Shellharbour  None  4 r 24-Jul-2017   
Description: The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) is a four-year professional degree that prepares graduates for teaching in early childhood services.

This course is for people who want to work as early childhood teachers in a variety of contexts including long day care, preschool, integrated child and family services and early intervention services.

You will develop the skills and knowledge in the areas of early childhood theory, pedagogy and approaches; professional practice and leadership; curriculum content development and design; care and wellbeing of the child within a social context; and society and culture.

Note:
- Students seeking employment in an early childhood centre will need to complete a senior first aid course to meet WorkCover requirements.
- Students wishing to later register as a teacher for work in primary or secondary education, may also need the Higher School Certificate General Mathematics minimum Band 4 or completion of Mathematics (2 Unit). Where a student does not meet this requirement they can enrol with TAFE NSW to complete the requirement. 
Other requirements: Students seeking employment in an early childhood centre will need to complete a senior first aid course to meet WorkCover requirements.

Students wishing to later register as a teacher for work in primary or secondary education, may also need the Higher School Certificate General Mathematics minimum Band 4 or completion of Mathematics (2 Unit). Where a student does not meet this requirement they can enrol with TAFE NSW to complete the requirement. 
Entry requirements: Applicants are required to hold at least one of the following to be eligible for admission:
- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent, or a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate with 2 unit band 4 English; or
- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV or above; or
- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

International students and students from a non-English speaking background must also hold one of the following:
- in addition to proof of eligibility, international students whose first language is not English or who have not completed their secondary education in English or who have not completed an Australian educational qualification must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band, , OR
- TOEFL (Paper based test): Minimum 580 overall, with 53 Listening, 52 Reading, 59 Structure/ Written Expression, 5.0 TWE, OR
- TOEFL (Computer based test): Minimum 237 overall, with 19 Listening, 19 Reading, 25 Structure/Writing, OR
- TOEFL (Internet based test): Minimum 92 overall, with 18 Listening, 17 Reading, 22 Writing, 22 Speaking

Requirements for direct entry into second year:
- A Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or equivalent.

Requirements for direct entry into fourth year:
- A three year full time Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood or equivalent.

Special Admissions:
If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Talk to admissions staff at the campus you wish to study at if you wish to apply for special admission. 
Learning pathways: When you finish this course you may apply for advanced standing from universities offering Degrees for primary teaching. 
Career opportunities: Early childhood teachers in long day care, preschool, integrated child and family services, and early intervention services. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Shellharbour
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Shellharbour Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) 
Offering code: 17SHB-005 
Attendance mode: None 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 4 r
Scheduled attendance: Fulltime study is 4 subjects per semester, 16hrs per week with work expereince at the end of each semester.
Part-time is 2 subjects per semester, 8hrs per week plus 8 work experience placements over the duration of the degree. 
Starting from: 24 July 2017 
About: You can download a Course Information Brochure which outlines the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course at: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw- degrees/choose-a-degree/bachelor-of-early-childhood-education- and-care-birth-5

For further information about this course, and to find out how to apply, contact the course coordinator on (02) 42952282 or send an email to julie.michlmayr@tafensw.edu.au
Applying and enrolling: Entry into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) is by application. You can download an application form at hhtps://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/applying-and-fees
For further information about the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) contact Julie Michlmayr on 42952282 or send an email to julie.michlmayr@tafensw.edu.au
 
Selection criteria: These questions are designed to determine if you meet the educational requirements for entry into this course. Once we have assessed your responses to the questions below, we will email you to advise of additional information you need to provide to help us to assess your application. This may include, but is not limited to, transcripts of academic record for all courses you have completed. 
Application next steps: The following questions are designed to determine if you meet the educational requirements for entry into this course. Once we have assessed your responses to the questions below, we will email you to advise of additional information you need to provide to help us assess your application. This may include, but is not limited to, transcripts of academic record for all courses you have completed. You may also be required to provide further supporting information before your application is approved. 
Fee explanatory text: TUITION FEES

Domestic student tuition fees are calculated at $1000.00 per subject for 32 theory based subjects. The course has 8 professional experience subjects which do not attract a fee. Students must successfully complete 40 subjects.

International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the information available at http://www.studyintafe.edu.au/study/tafe for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

FEE-HELP is available to eligible higher education students for the payment of tuition fees. Students interested in applying for a FEE- HELP loan should visit the Study Assist website at: http://studyassist.gov.au for further information.

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES

In addition to tuition fees, you will be required to purchase additional resources (such as textbooks) for subjects in your degree course.

Travel Concession is only available to students who are studying full-time and have at least 40 credit points per semester. International students are eligible to purchase a MyMulti discounted travel ticket.
Comments: Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123