Bachelor of Early Childhood - Education

Box Hill Institute

This program will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective early childhood teacher and leader. To meet the needs of contemporary early childhood services, students will need to demonstrate an exemplary standard of teaching and be adaptable and highly proficient in critical and future thinking with a sound grasp of early childhood thinking and pedagogy. They will 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 wellbeing is integrated across early childhood education programs. Students will further develop their leadership and management skills to lead programs across a range of early childhood service types.

Course Fee:

$41,721.00

Entry Requirements:

Diploma in Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care); evidence of current employment or experience in industry supply evidence of ability to meet the educational demands of the program; National Police Record Check; Working with Children Check; at least 25 in one of the VCE English group of studies at Units 3 and 4 or equivalent literacy standard; relevant computer skills

Structure:

80 days practicum over the course duration in a range of early childhood settings.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible to progress into a Masters Degree in Education.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 02411J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Box Hill No info Yes Full time 3 years

At Box Hill Institute, you’re not just a number. Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll get the support you need to succeed in your studies. We keep our higher education courses practical, with a strong focus on job skills to ensure graduates have the abilities that employers require in their particular industry. When you study with us, it’s not just about the journey. We want you to graduate with genuine job opportunities. That’s why eight in 10 Box Hill Institute graduates are employed or pursuing further study within six months of graduating*.

We focus on future proofing our students’ careers by offering higher education qualifications and pathways in exciting growth areas like cyber security, aviation and 3D manufacturing. Our teachers are all expert practitioners with relevant experience and careers in their teaching areas. They bring a wealth of knowledge about their industry, the realities of various career paths and the areas you need to focus on to succeed.

We offer a substantial range of higher education study areas, including:

  • music (applied business, composition, audio production, performance, sound production)
  • commerce (accounting and international business) 
  • community services
  • fashion (fashion and fashion merchandising)
  • early childhood (education and care)
  • hospitality management
  • library and information management
  • science and biotechnology (biosecurity, and science and biotechnology)
  • computer systems.

At Box Hill Institute, you’ll gain industry connections and have work placement opportunities while you study. Many of our undergraduate courses are aligned to career paths that have been defined by the industry sectors we work with, so the courses are relevant and industry-specific. 

Studying with us means that you’ll have access to some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country — from our high-tech recording studios to our working restaurant, where chefs Guy Grossi, George Calombaris and Curtis Stone trained. We operate a Nursing Skills Centre of Excellence, the Pets on Elgar veterinary training centre, information technology labs and our $41 million Integrated Technology Hub — the first of its kind. Our Lilydale Lakeside Campus operates a Tech School, an e-learning centre, a business incubator, a childcare centre, conference facilities, and accommodation. Soon it will open an Edutainment Centre.

Other campus facilities include cafeterias, student lounges, childcare services and libraries. We offer a number of student services, including employment assistance, counselling and a disability liaison service, and support for Indigenous students. We also offer specific literacy and numeracy support to provide eligible students with help to complete their course. This support focuses on workplace reading, writing, numeracy (maths) and communication skills. It is flexible and provides support in classrooms and/or in group tutorials, and with online activities.

Study a degree that will take you places. Contact us at Box Hill Institute today. You can call 1300 BOX HILL or visit boxhill.edu.au.

*Source: NCVER 2016

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