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To meet the minimum English language requirement, an applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria:
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows
Core content areas cover:
|Gold Coast||Term 1, Term 3|
|Online||Term 1, Term 3|
|Location||Teaching period||Annual Fees||CRICOS|
|Gold Coast||Term 1, Term 3||$30,832 ($3,854 per unit)||110055C|
Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.
Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
Core Units -students must undertake all of the following.
|EDUC1003||Education and Philosophy: Playing with Thought|
|ENGL1005||Foundations of English and Literacy: More than Words|
|MATH1002||Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy: Numbers that Count|
|EDUC1006||Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line||Note 2|
|SCIN1006||Science and Technology: All Things Matter|
|CRTV1001||Creativity and the Arts|
|TCHR1002||Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education|
|HLTH1002||PDHPE: Mind, Body and Soul|
|CLST1002||HSIE: The Universe Next Door|
|TCHR1001||Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education|
|TCHR2008||Theory to practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers|
|TCHR2003||Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood|
|EDUC1004||Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner|
|EDUC6009||Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being|
|EDUC2021||Storylines: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking|
|TCHR2010||Theory to Practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers|
|EDUC3023||Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher|
|TCHR3001||Early Childhood Matters|
|TCHR6007||Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education|
|TCHR6006||Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education|
|EDUC2020||Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions|
|TCHR2002||Children, Families and Communities|
|EDUC3024||Education and the Environment: More than Human|
|TCHR3004||Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood|
|TCHR2007||Professional Experience: Early Childhood I||Note 1|
|TCHR2011||Professional Experience: Early Childhood II||Note 1|
|TCHR2013||Professional Experience: Early Childhood III||Note 1|
|TCHR3010||Professional Experience: Early Childhood IV||Note 1|
|Note 1:||This unit involves a professional experience placement.|
|Note 2:||This unit involves observation days.|
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Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
|Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate analytical and critical skills to transform and disrupt thinking in early childhood educational based practice.
Demonstrate an understanding of diverse ways of knowing and learning in early childhood education settings to inform connected and compassionate ways of teaching.
Demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems with intellectual independence.
Demonstrate an ability to develop innovative and creative responses to local and global challenges in early childhood education settings.
Demonstrate a knowledge of social justice and ethical principles in early childhood education settings.
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to legislative requirements and codes of conduct relevant to the early childhood education profession.
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of the early years curriculum framework and National Quality Standards.
Demonstrate an evidence based understanding and knowledge of the pedagogy for effective early childhood educational practice.
Demonstrate the capacity for self-reflective learning and critical thinking with responsibility and accountability in professional practice.
Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice.
Communicate clearly, coherently and independently with exposition of knowledge and ideas in both oral and written forms.
Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in early childhood education settings.
Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons.
Demonstrate proactive and inclusive strategies for diverse groups in early childhood education settings
Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the impacts of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of the students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
Most units have two or three assessment tasks, which may include a mix of essays, presentations, journals, portfolios, online discussions, quizzes, learning stories, role plays, an assessment of the student's professional experience, and end-of-semester examinations.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Graduates will be trained Early Childhood teachers with a three-year qualification. Good career prospects exist in childcare centres, preschools and other early childhood services. You will be qualified to work with children aged six-weeks-old to six-years-old, also termed ‘birth to five years’ in early childhood settings.
This course includes 85 days of professional experience learning in early childhood education settings, as well as 10 days in primary schools. As detailed in the Faculty of Education Professional Experience Requirements, prerequisites regarding national and state-based regulatory requirements must be met prior to commencing professional experience placements. All professional experience learning days must be completed for graduation, with professional behaviour and conduct upheld at all times.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
Assessment of early childhood teachers differs for each state and territory in Australia. Check with your state-based accreditation authorities regarding status as an early childhood teacher.
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