Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
- Course Type
- Course Level
- Children's Services
- Course Location
- GippsTAFE Academy (Traralgon)
- Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years, or 2 years if summer intensives are undertaken
- Course Cost
Please visit guerin.ballarat.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
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- Study Modes
- Part Time (Weekend)
- Starting Date
- February 2013
Higher Education Programs
Phone: (03) 5175 9600
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
Please note: The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) is a University of Ballarat qualification delivered by GippsTAFE.
The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) degree prepares teachers for prior-to-school education, and also offers opportunities for qualified Early Childhood Educators in the early childhood field to achieve professional status as a teacher.
The degree aims to develop understandings about the diversity and social contexts of early childhood education with a strong focus on pre-school education.
A blended approach to learning is utilised during the course combining online delivery with on-campus workshops at the GippsTAFE Academy.
This program aims to:
- Link theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in early childhood settings
- Develop communication, organisational and management skills
- Build upon and maintain partnerships between early childhood settings and the university
- Develop skills in research, critical thinking, problem solving and reflection
|Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)||Kindergarten Manager
|Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)
|Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)||Outside School Care
|Certificate III in Children's Services
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
- Kindergarten Teacher
- Kindergarten Manager
- Centre Manager
- Childcare Co-ordinator
- Special Needs Inclusion Officer
- Early Childhood Educator
Entry RequirementsApplicants are required to have completed a Diploma of Children’s Services or an approved equivalent.
Applicants whose previous qualification is older than eight years will be invited to submit additional supplementary material related to professional experience.
To enter a University of Ballarat Undergraduate Program you must satisfy the academic performance, age requirement and English language proficiency of the University.
Pre-RequisitesDiploma of Children’s Services
AssessmentA range of assessment tasks will be undertaken during this program including written reports, essays, assignments, case studies, tests, group projects and oral presentations.
Opportunities For Further StudyStudents are eligible upon completion of this program to undertake a Graduate Diploma and/or Masters in Early Childhood.
Specialist Course InformationHow to Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the following documents in hard copy to Higher Education Programs GippsTAFE P.O. Box 3279 Gippsland Mail Centre Morwell, 3841:
• Written Task
• Higher Education Direct Application Form
• A copy of your resume
• Certified copy - certificate and transcripts academic record
Successful applicants are required to apply for a Police Check and Working with Childrens Check (WWCC) before commencing their program. A copy of the Police Check and WWCC card must be supplied to the University prior to completing professional experience placements.
Information regarding the WWCC can be found at www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren
Information regarding Police Checks can be found at www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes.
Course TimesThe program is offered through flexible delivery, combining online/distance learning and face-to-face teaching during weekend intensives, which are delivered at the GippsTAFE Academy in Traralgon.
Each year of study has a particular theme, developing candidates as they move through the program to become professional educators, responsible for making decisions, solving problems and guiding staff. The three themes are:
- Changing Perspectives (thinking like a teacher)
- Developing strategies (working like a teacher)
- The Teacher as a Professional (being perceived as a teacher)
||Understanding Early Human Development
||Teacher as a Communicator
||Language, Literacy and ICTs for Young Children
Year Two – Developing Strategies (Working like a teacher)
||Diversity: Children, Families and Communities (including 10 days professional experience in a 3-5 year old setting)
||Investigating: Science and Environmental Education
||Investigating: Numeracy and Technology (including 15 days professional experience in a 3-5 year old setting)
||Individual Expression: Art, Movement and Music
Year Three – The Teacher Professional (Being perceived as a teacher)
||Teacher as Learner (including 20 days professional experience in a 0-2 year old setting)
||Teacher as Advocate
||Teacher as Researcher
||Teacher as Leader