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Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) - Bachelor (HE20510V02)
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  Full Time  4 r 18-Feb-2019   
Shellharbour  Part Time Evening  4 r 18-Feb-2019   
Shellharbour  Flexible  4 r 18-Feb-2019   
Description: The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) is a four-year professional degree that qualifies you to work as a teacher in preschools and long day care as a four-year trained teacher, as well as preparing you for employment in other parts of the children’s and family services sector. If you love working with children, this accredited four year teaching degree is for you.

As well as practical core units you will undertake a work placement each semester which will allow you to apply what you’ve learned in a real workplace setting. You will study child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. During work placements, you will have the opportunity to test your theoretical understanding in a real workplace.

«strong»NOTE«/strong»
- 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.

«strong»COURSE INFORMATION BROCHURE«/strong»
Download the «a href=”https://www.tafensw.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/5075/20510-course-profile.pdf” target=”_blank”»TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Information Brochure «/a» for an outline of the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course. 
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: «strong»MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS«/strong»
Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
- a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

«strong»REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT ENTRY INTO SECOND YEAR«/strong»
- A Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or equivalent

«strong»REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT ENTRY INTO FOURTH YEAR«/strong»
- A three year full time Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood or equivalent

«strong»SPECIAL ADMISSIONS«/strong»
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. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

«strong»INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS«/strong»
International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English 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

Further information please check the «a href=”http://www.studyintafe.edu.au/home” target=”_blank”»TAFE NSW International Australia website«/a» for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students. 
Learning pathways: When you finish this course you may be eligible for advanced standing into primary teaching qualifications. 
Career opportunities: Graduates will be able to work as early childhood teachers in long day care, preschools, 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: 19SHB-111 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Blended Delivery 
Duration: 4 r
Scheduled attendance: Fulltime students in year 1 will be on campus 2 days per week. Fulltime students in year 2 will be on campus 2 afternoons and 2 evenings a week. Each subject requires 10 hours per week combining lectures, tutorials and independent study 
Hours per week: 16 
Starting from: 18-Feb-2019 
About: Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HEREaddition to your class hours.

Required Student Skills This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this degree please contact the Course Coordinator on (02) 42952282 or send an email to illawarra.degree@tafensw.edu.au.

Open Day: TAFE NSW Degrees will be at the TAFE NSW open day to chat with prospective students interested in finding out more about the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) on Saturday, 18 August 2018 from 10am – 2pm at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus.
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 https://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 (02) 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: DOMESTIC STUDENTS 2019 fees are calculated at $1,120 per 10 credit point subject (32 of the 40 subjects within the course structure) totalling $35,840. Students must successfully complete 40 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their tuition fees. Find out more «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/fee-help” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a»

For further details regarding fees, please visit our website https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/applying-and-fees/fees-and-payment
Other information: CENSUS DATE The census date is an important date. It is the last day you can:
- submit your completed request for FEE-HELP assistance form, and/or
- withdraw from the course without incurring tuition fees or a HELP debt.
If you do not submit your form by the census date, you will not be eligible to access a HELP loan for that study period. Find out more about withdrawing and census date at: «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/deadlines-and-withdrawals” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a» 
Comments: Fulltime students in year 1 will be on campus 2 days per week. Fulltime students in year 2 will be on campus 2 afternoons and 2 evenings a week. Higher Education Orientation Week Activities - 11 to 15 February and Semester 1 dates are 18 February to 14 June 2019. Specific O-Week activity dates and times, semester timetables, first class date and times will be provided to you upon receipt of your formal acceptance into the degree.

Domestic students pay only for subjects they enrol in each semester. There are 2 payment options - upfront on a per subject basis or eligible students can ’study now and pay later’ by taking out a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government. There are additional costs for purchasing text books and materials requried for each subject. The degree is delivered from TAFE Shellharbour, located at 11 College Ave, Oak Flats, Building F. For further information about the degree, please contact the Course Coordinator on (02) 42952282 or email illawarra.degree@tafensw.edu.au

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 a part 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 131 601
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: 19SHB-112 
Attendance mode: Part Time Evening 
Study mode: Blended Delivery 
Duration: 4 r
Scheduled attendance: Part time students select to enrol in 1-3 subjects per semester and will be on campus 1 to 2 afternoons or evenings a week. 
Hours per week: 16 
Starting from: 18-Feb-2019 
About: Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HEREaddition to your class hours.

Required Student Skills This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this degree please contact the Course Coordinator on (02) 42952282 or send an email to illawarra.degree@tafensw.edu.au.

Open Day: TAFE NSW Degrees will be at the TAFE NSW open day to chat with prospective students interested in finding out more about the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) on Saturday, 18 August 2018 from 10am – 2pm at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus.
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 https://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 (02) 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: DOMESTIC STUDENTS 2019 fees are calculated at $1,120 per 10 credit point subject (32 of the 40 subjects within the course structure) totalling $35,840. Students must successfully complete 40 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their tuition fees. Find out more «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/fee-help” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a»

For further details regarding fees, please visit our website https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/applying-and-fees/fees-and-payment
Other information: CENSUS DATE The census date is an important date. It is the last day you can:
- submit your completed request for FEE-HELP assistance form, and/or
- withdraw from the course without incurring tuition fees or a HELP debt.
If you do not submit your form by the census date, you will not be eligible to access a HELP loan for that study period. Find out more about withdrawing and census date at: «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/deadlines-and-withdrawals” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a» 
Comments: Part time students select to enrol in 1-3 subjects per semester and will be on campus 1 to 2 afternoons or evenings a week . Higher Education Orientation Week Activities - 11 to 15 February and Semester 1 dates are 18 February to 14 June 2019. Specific O-Week activity dates and times, semester timetables, first class date and times will be provided to you upon receipt of your formal acceptance into the degree.

Fees - Domestic students pay only for subjects they enrol in each semester. There are 2 payment options - upfront on a per subject basis or eligible students can ’study now and pay later’ by taking out a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government. There are additional costs for purchasing text books and materials requried for each subject. The degree is delivered from TAFE Shellharbour, located at 11 College Ave, Oak Flats - Building F. For further information about the degree, please contact the Course Coordinator on (02) 42952282 or send an email to illawarra.degree@tafensw.edu.au

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 a part 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 131 601
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: 19SHB-113 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Blended Delivery 
Duration: 4 r
Scheduled attendance: Part time students select to enrol in 1-3 subjects per semester and will be on campus 1 to 2 afternoons or evenings a week. 
Hours per week: 16 
Starting from: 18-Feb-2019 
About: Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HEREaddition to your class hours.

Required Student Skills This is a Certificate III level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this degree please contact the Course Coordinator on (02) 42952282 or send an email to illawarra.degree@tafensw.edu.au.

Open Day: TAFE NSW Degrees will be at the TAFE NSW open day to chat with prospective students interested in finding out more about the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) on Saturday, 18 August 2018 from 10am – 2pm at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus.
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 https://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 (02) 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: DOMESTIC STUDENTS 2019 fees are calculated at $1,120 per 10 credit point subject (32 of the 40 subjects within the course structure) totalling $35,840. Students must successfully complete 40 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their tuition fees. Find out more «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/fee-help” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a»

For further details regarding fees, please visit our website https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/applying-and-fees/fees-and-payment
Other information: CENSUS DATE The census date is an important date. It is the last day you can:
- submit your completed request for FEE-HELP assistance form, and/or
- withdraw from the course without incurring tuition fees or a HELP debt.
If you do not submit your form by the census date, you will not be eligible to access a HELP loan for that study period. Find out more about withdrawing and census date at: «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/deadlines-and-withdrawals” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a» 
Comments: Flexible students select to enrol in 1-4 subjects per semester and will be enagaged in face to face learning via the Higher Education Moodle. Higher Education Orientation Week Activities - 11 to 15 February and Semester 1 dates are 18 February to 14 June 2019. Specific O-Week activity dates and times, semester timetables, first class date and times will be provided to you upon receipt of your formal acceptance into the degree. Domestic students pay only for subjects they enrol in each semester. There are 2 payment options - upfront on a per subject basis or eligible students can ’study now and pay later’ by taking out a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government. There are additional costs for purchasing text books and materials requried for each subject. The degree is delivered from TAFE Shellharbour, located at 11 College Ave, Oak Flats - Building F. For further information about the degree, please contact the Course Coordinator on (02) 42952282 or email illawarra.degree@tafensw.edu.au

CENSUS DATE The census date is an important date. It is the last day you can:
- submit your completed request for FEE-HELP assistance form, and/or
- withdraw from the course without incurring tuition fees or a HELP debt.

If you do not submit your form by the census date, you will not be eligible to access a HELP loan for that study period. Find out more about withdrawing and census date at: «a href=”https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/deadlines-and-withdrawals” target=”_blank”»Study Assist website«/a»

STUDENT PORTAL Activate your student portal, where you can check your results, view fees and payments and download your timetable. To activate your account, log into https://student.det.nsw.edu.au Your username and password was created during the online enrolment process and is included on your tax invoice. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601