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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)

TAFE NSW Course Number: HE20510V02

Location:
Nirimba

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
30 Jul 2018

Hours/Week:
16

Duration:
-

Nominal Hours:
2592

Indicative Cost: $35,200

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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.

NOTE
- 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.

COURSE INFORMATION BROCHURE
Download the TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Information Brochure for an outline of the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT ENTRY INTO SECOND YEAR
- A Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or equivalent

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT ENTRY INTO FOURTH YEAR
- A three year full time Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood or equivalent

SPECIAL ADMISSIONS
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
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 TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

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.

Graduates will be able to work as early childhood teachers in long day care, preschools, integrated child and family services, and early intervention services.

The indicative cost of this course is $35,200.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS
Fees are calculated at $1100.00 per subject. Students must successfully complete 40 subjects (8 subject are work placement - a fee does not apply).
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

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the information available at http://www.studyintafe.edu.au/study/tafe for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES
Some subjects may require the purchase of additional resources, such as Polo Shirt.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 30 Jul 2018

Full Time: 16 hours per week

Full time attendance is approx. 16 hours per week over 8 semesters (4 years). Full-time students undertake 4 subjects plus a workplacement each semester. Part-time attendance is available.

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