Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood and Primary

Swinburne University of Technology

In the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), you'll learn the skills and knowledge required to teach early childhood and primary schooling. You'll be equipped to negotiate the changing context of teaching and learning in the 21st century, with innovative and creative teaching methods that make expert use of emerging technologies. You'll gain a broad body of knowledge, studying the contexts of education, cultural-historical perspectives and child development, as well as units focusing on specific subject disciplines. The course offers specialisations in Mathematics and English. You'll complete 91 days of placement throughout the course to put into practice the leadership and management skills you'll learn in your studies. Upon graduating, you'll be eligible for employment in a range of Early Childhood and Primary settings, including children's centres, kindergartens, preschools and early learning centres, as well as government, Catholic and independent primary schools in Australia.

Course Fee:

Australian: $26,264
International: $104,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Working with Children Check and Police Check: All applicants must maintain a current Australian Working with Children Check and a current Australian Police Check throughout the duration of the program. All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must sit the CASPer test. All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course. Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Structure:

400 credit points comprising: 31 Core units (387.5 credit points); 1 units for Other studies (12.5 credit points). In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) normally within three attempts through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 200 credit points of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Education - Early childhood and Primary

Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information:

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

Recognition:

This course is accredited by The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Swinburne Online No info Yes Part time
Swinburne Online No info Yes Full time 4 years
Swinburne Online No info Yes Online
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 4 years
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Part time

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