BECT16

Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

Program code BECT16
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 4 years
Part time: Variable
Campus Waverley; City - St Kilda Rd
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    This innovative and contemporary course prepares you for a rewarding teaching career. As a Holmesglen graduate, you will be qualified to become an early childhood teacher and be eligible to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), specialising in the teaching and learning of children from birth to eight years.

    This course is organised into four major streams of study, including The Child in Focus, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Learning, Professional Practice, and Practicum (placement in schools and kindergartens). Holmesglen places a strong emphasis on the practical application of theory so that you are work ready from your first day.

    Practicum is embedded in all eight semesters of this course, with placements in every setting for which you will be qualified to teach, including kindergarten and primary school. These are organised and supervised by dedicated Holmesglen staff, who mentor and support you throughout your studies to prepare you for the challenges and rewards of a professional early childhood teacher.

    This course is delivered full time or flexible/part time. Graduates of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, may complete the full time course in 3 years, or the part time course in 4 years.

    At Holmesglen we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You can expect to join approximately 165 other students* in this course. You'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.

    Students commencing a higher education course must attend Orientation.

    *This is an estimate based on expected student numbers and this number may vary.

  • Program Structure

    In order to receive this qualification, you will need to complete 40 subjects, comprising 32 theory subjects and 8 practicums (practical placements) that provide 141 days of supervised placement in early childhood education and care settings, and primary schools.The subject and practicum sequence is listed below:

    Subject Summary
    For a detailed summary of each subject refer to Subject Summary.
    Each summary includes:

    • Credit points
    • Subject objectives
    • Learning outcomes
    • Contact hours
    • Prerequisites
    • Co-requisites.

    Assessment

    A variety of assessment methods are used, including practical strategy assessments, case studies, essays, exams, individual and group presentations, reports, role play simulations and hurdle task requirements.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    ECT1101The Child in Focus
    ECT1102Communication to support Children’s Learning and Wellbeing
    ECT1103Child Observation and Assessment
    ECT1104Introduction to Professional Practice
    ECT1105Practicum 1
    ECT1201Child Development
    ECT1202Learning through Play
    ECT1203Children’s Art
    ECT1205Practicum 2
    ECT1204Child Health and Safety
    ECT2101Australian Families: past and present
    ECT2102Literacy 1: developing literacy
    ECT2103Curriculum theory
    ECT2104Early Childhood Learning and Teaching 1
    ECT2105Practicum 3
    ECT2201Indigenous Perspectives
    ECT2202Mathematics 1: Developing Mathematical Understanding
    ECT2203Early Learning and Teaching 2
    ECT2204Contemporary Issues in Prior to School and Primary school teaching
    ECT2205Practicum 4
    ECT3101Multicultural and Multilingual Perspectives
    ECT3102Performing Arts
    ECT3103Curriculum in Action
    ECT3104Family, Community and Professional Partnerships
    ECT3105Practicum 5
    ECT3201Design, Creativity and Technology
    ECT3202Mathematics 2
    ECT3203Physical Development and Movement
    ECT3204Literacy 2
    ECT3205Practicum 6
    ECT4101Abilities-based Learning and Teaching
    ECT4102Mathematics 3
    ECT4103Curriculum Design
    ECT4104Literacy 3
    ECT4105Practicum 7
    ECT4201Disability and Additional Needs
    ECT4202Science
    ECT4203Leadership and Management
    ECT4204Practice-based Research
    ECT4205Practicum 8
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, you must meet the criteria of entry of one of the following categories:

    Normal entry
    You may be admitted to the course after successfully completing VCE (or equivalent). Selection of current Year 12 students will be based on:

    • ATAR (or interstate/overseas equivalent)
    • Achievement of a study score of at least 25 for English, or 30 for English as an Additional Language, in Units 3 and 4 in VCE
    • Satisfactory completion of Units 1 & 2 VCE General Maths or Maths Methods (minimum) or any Year 12 Mathematics (preferred).
    You may be required to attend an interview and complete a Supplementary Information Form.

    Alternative entry
    Alternative entry into the course is possible for mature age applicants. Mature age is defined as being at least 18 years of age and away from formal education for at least one year. Non-current Year 12 entry may be granted on the basis of:

    • VCE or equivalent qualifications such as an interstate Year 12, the International Baccalaureate or Higher School Certificate
    • Satisfactory completion of Units 1 & 2 VCE General Maths or Maths Methods (minimum) or any Year 12 Mathematics (preferred), or demonstrated equivalent
    • Complete or incomplete studies in an award course at any Australian university
    • Satisfactory completion of a Certificate IV or above at a registered training organisation
    • Satisfactory completion of foundation studies or qualifications such as a Diploma of Foundation Studies or a Diploma of Further Education from a recognised university.
    All applicants must meet the English and Mathematics prerequisites.  Selection of non-current Year 12 candidates will be based on the completion of a Supplementary Information Form and an interview may be required.

    Advanced standing
    You may be eligible for credit in some subjects based on previous study. For example, degree level studies undertaken in a related area may result in eligibility for some credit, and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and to register as a teacher (kindergarten and primary school) with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

    Pathways

    After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible for further post graduate studies in education at other institutions.

    Career Opportunities

    • Primary school teacher
    • Kindergarten teacher (Early childhood teacher)
    • Educational leader in early childhood education and care services
    • Program and policy development (local or state governments)
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    Attendance

    Classes are delivered predominantly through face-to-face teaching, supported by online resources and activities. Attendance and participation in class is expected.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • part time student
    • full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
    • non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the course's February/July intake (full time/part-time study)

    The VTAC code for this course is 6100461781

    Non Year 12 VTAC applicants must also apply on-line, see above 'Apply Online' button

    Other

    Applicants articulating from the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education, or equivalent (full time, part time or customised flexible delivery), apply direct to Holmesglen. See 'Apply Online' button above. 

    To be eligible for consideration of credit based on their diploma studies, applicants must have completed a diploma with scored or graded results AND have achieved a minimum credit average.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Early Childhood Education Department
    03 9564 6267
    earlychildhood@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $6349 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE BECT16

    Program Fees for 2017

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$6349

    Payments options are available to assist with repayment of tuition fees. HELP loans, which are a government loan scheme, are available to eligible students. A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable at the time of enrolment. All fee payments must be completed by the Administrative Date and the final date to withdraw without incurring a Loan debt must be completed by the Census Date.

    Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education programs.

    The published fee was current at the time of publication however, due to a rise in resource and delivery costs, full fee programs may be subject to change.

    Tuition Assurance requirements

    Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.

  • Program Overview

    This innovative and contemporary course prepares you for a rewarding teaching career. As a Holmesglen graduate, you will be qualified to become an early childhood teacher and be eligible to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), specialising in the teaching and learning of children from birth to eight years.

    This course is organised into four major streams of study, including The Child in Focus, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Learning, Professional Practice, and Practicum (placement in schools and kindergartens). Holmesglen places a strong emphasis on the practical application of theory so that you are work ready from your first day.

    Practicum is embedded in all eight semesters of this course, with placements in every setting for which you will be qualified to teach, including kindergarten and primary school. These are organised and supervised by dedicated Holmesglen staff, who mentor and support you throughout your studies to prepare you for the challenges and rewards of a professional early childhood teacher.

    This course is delivered full time or flexible/part time. Graduates of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, may complete the full time course in 3 years, or the part time course in 4 years.

    At Holmesglen we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You can expect to join approximately 165 other students* in this course. You'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.

    Students commencing a higher education course must attend Orientation.

    *This is an estimate based on expected student numbers and this number may vary.

  • Program Structure

    In order to receive this qualification, you will need to complete 40 subjects, comprising 32 theory subjects and 8 practicums (practical placements) that provide 141 days of supervised placement in early childhood education and care settings, and primary schools.The subject and practicum sequence is listed below:

    Subject Summary
    For a detailed summary of each subject refer to Subject Summary.
    Each summary includes:

    • Credit points
    • Subject objectives
    • Learning outcomes
    • Contact hours
    • Prerequisites
    • Co-requisites.

    Assessment

    A variety of assessment methods are used, including practical strategy assessments, case studies, essays, exams, individual and group presentations, reports, role play simulations and hurdle task requirements.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    ECT1101The Child in Focus
    ECT1102Communication to support Children’s Learning and Wellbeing
    ECT1103Child Observation and Assessment
    ECT1104Introduction to Professional Practice
    ECT1105Practicum 1
    ECT1201Child Development
    ECT1202Learning through Play
    ECT1203Children’s Art
    ECT1205Practicum 2
    ECT1204Child Health and Safety
    ECT2101Australian Families: past and present
    ECT2102Literacy 1: developing literacy
    ECT2103Curriculum theory
    ECT2104Early Childhood Learning and Teaching 1
    ECT2105Practicum 3
    ECT2201Indigenous Perspectives
    ECT2202Mathematics 1: Developing Mathematical Understanding
    ECT2203Early Learning and Teaching 2
    ECT2204Contemporary Issues in Prior to School and Primary school teaching
    ECT2205Practicum 4
    ECT3101Multicultural and Multilingual Perspectives
    ECT3102Performing Arts
    ECT3103Curriculum in Action
    ECT3104Family, Community and Professional Partnerships
    ECT3105Practicum 5
    ECT3201Design, Creativity and Technology
    ECT3202Mathematics 2
    ECT3203Physical Development and Movement
    ECT3204Literacy 2
    ECT3205Practicum 6
    ECT4101Abilities-based Learning and Teaching
    ECT4102Mathematics 3
    ECT4103Curriculum Design
    ECT4104Literacy 3
    ECT4105Practicum 7
    ECT4201Disability and Additional Needs
    ECT4202Science
    ECT4203Leadership and Management
    ECT4204Practice-based Research
    ECT4205Practicum 8
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation including Mathematics or the overseas equivalent,

    And

    English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (Academic), TOEFL 94 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 65 (no communicative skill score less than 65), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 67 or equivalent.

    And

    Prior to the first scheduled practicum all international students are required to provide a current Victoria Police Records Check and Working With Children Check (WWCC). Should a student fail to obtain a WWCC, practical training in an early childhood organisation or school will not be provided, and as practical training is a requirement of completion of a teaching degree, the student will be unable to satisfactorily fulfill the requirements of the degree.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and to register as a teacher (kindergarten and primary school) with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

    Pathways

    After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible for further post graduate studies in education at other institutions.

    Career Opportunities

    • Primary school teacher
    • Kindergarten teacher (Early childhood teacher)
    • Educational leader in early childhood education and care services
    • Program and policy development (local or state governments)
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $16,000 per year

Early Childhood Open Days

  • 10Aug
    Early Childhood Education - Moorabbin
    Moorabbin
    OD2947

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

    - , Thu 10 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 10Aug
    Early Childhood Education - Waverley
    Waverley
    OD2945

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and pathway study options. This presentation will be followed by a tour of the facilities and course specific group discussions. All students wishing to apply for one of our courses are required to also attend an interview, which you can book and undertake at the end of the evening! Plus, any students wishing to just apply on the night will be directed to a staffed application room to step you through this.

    - , Thu 10 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

  • 10Aug
    Early Childhood Education - City
    City
    OD2946

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

    - , Thu 10 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen City Campus, 332 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Vic Australia