Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education provides the opportunity to explore early childhood education curriculum theories and pedagogies, child development, health and wellbeing, professional studies as well as teaching and learning in discipline areas of literary, mathematics, science and the arts. Professional placements are offered through Deakin’s Professional Experience Program gaining both practical knowledge and skills to teach children aged birth to 5 years. Experience learning across a range of early childhood settings ensuring graduation with the confidence and aptitude to meet the significant growth of the Australian early childhood education sector.

Structure

Students complete 32 credit points over 4 years including 115 days of supervised professional experience

Standard entry requirements

  • "Current or recent Year 12 If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following: Prerequisite subjects Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. ATAR This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations, and has a minimum ATAR requirement of 70 including selection adjustments. CASPer All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Learn more about how to register for CASPer and deadlines for sittings for VTAC applications from https://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html and direct applications from https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/find-a-course/education-and-teaching/the-casper-test. Higher education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.* VET education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.* Work and life experience If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.* * Selection criteria This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Senior secondary prerequisite subjects Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statement All applicants who wish their motivation to teach
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Any community experience or learning
  • Personal strengths
  • And personal learning goals to be considered as part of the course application are required to complete the personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement). CASPer All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Learn more about how to register for CASPer and deadlines for sittings for VTAC applications from https://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html and direct applications from https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/find-a-course/education-and-teaching/the-casper-test. Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Cloud(online)
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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