||Teacher Education: Early Childhood
Nationally Recognised Training
||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.
- 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.
||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»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
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.
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.
||When you finish this course you may be eligible for advanced standing into primary teaching qualifications.
||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.
||Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
||Full time study is 4 subjects per semester, 40 hours per week combining lectures, tutorials and independent study. Part-time study is 1-3 subjects per semester, 10 hours per week combining lectures, tutorials and independent study
|Hours per week:
||19 February 2018
Semester 1 2018 start date is 19 February 2018. Timetables, first class date and time will be provided by the course coordinator during orientation. Orientation activities, lectures and tutorials will be located in Building F Shellharbour Campus.
Full-time: 40 hours per week for 12 weeks + Professional Experience (timetable to be advised)
Part-time: 10 hours to 30 hours per week for 12 weeks. The number of hours is dependant on the number of subjects enrolled in (timetable to be advised).
Note: To be considered full-time, five subjects per semester must be studied.
Professional experience placements are a requirement of the course. There are 8 professional experience placements throughout the Degree ranging from 12 days to 15 days per placement.
For 2018, tuition fees are currently calculated at $1,100 per subject (32 of the 40 subjects within the course structure) for domestic students. These fees are subject to change and you should always check the website for the latest details.
Associated course costs: In addition to tuition fees, you will be required to purchase additional resources (such as textbooks) for some subjects in your degree course.
The annual fee for Student Association is $10 which pays for parking at the campus.
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.
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.
Higher Education Orientation Week Activities will be held throughout the week of 12 - 16 February 2018. Specific details will be provided by the Course Coordinator upon the acceptance of your position into the Degree.
You can download a course information brochure which outlines the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course at TAFE NSW Degrees https://www.tafensw.edu.au/degrees. For further information about this course contact our Degree Course Coordinator Julie Michlmayr on (02) 42952282 or send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 42952282 or send an email to email@example.com
||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 Fees are calculated at $1,100 per 10 credit point subject (32 of the 40 subjects within the course structure) totalling $35,200. 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 course fees. Find out more: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/
For further details regarding fees, please visit our website https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-degrees/applying-and-fees/fees-and-payment
||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 FEE HELP loan for that study period. For very important information about the implications of withdrawing from study before or after census date, please go to and read http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/infowhilestudying/pages/withdrawing-from-study
Once you accept your position in the Degree and your enrolment is complete access to your student portal will activated. This is where you can check your results, view fees and payments.
Speak with customer service on campus to get your TAFE Card, which gives you special access to printing, copying and other servcies.
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 by contacting the Degree Course Coordinator on 42952282 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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