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Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching
Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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  • Good passes at Year 12 / Matriculation including Mathematics or the overseas equivalent (eg. A Level). Applicants without the Mathematics subject prerequisites are required to complete the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice test in Numeracy and achieve a median score of 150 to meet the course numeracy entry requirement. *

*Applicants will be required to complete the STAT prior to entry if they do not meet the Mathematics prerequisites, as above.

English Requirements

  • International students with an IELTS of 7.0 with no score below 6.5 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of not less than 7.5 in speaking and listening or equivalent may be admitted to the program on the condition that they provide evidence of concurrently undertaking an English Language program to raise their IELTS level to the required 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of not less than 8 in speaking and listening; or equivalent) by the commencement of Year 4 of the BECT. Should a student fail to meet this IELTS requirement by the start of Year 4 of BECT, they will not be eligible to progress to Year 4.

Other Requirements

Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide:

           - A current Working With Children Check (WWCC)

           - A current Victoria Police Records Check

  • Should a student fail to obtain a WWCC, practicum placement in an early childhood setting or primary school will not be provided.

Eligibility to progress to Year 4

  • To be eligible to graduate with the BECT qualification, all students must meet the Federal Government requirement of completing the LANTITE by the end of Year 3, which enables them to progress to Year 4. This is in addition to IELTS.

    Advanced standing:

  • You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching prepares students as specialists in the teaching of children from birth to 12 years. Graduates will be qualified to teach in primary schools and in early childhood settings, and will be eligible to apply for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration.

Our students learn through a combination of on-campus theory and well supported practicum experiences. Students attend practicum within every semester of the course and across a range of early childhood education areas including pre-schools/kindergartens and primary schools.

Lecturers teaching in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching have significant and extensive experience across a range of early childhood and primary settings, and extensive higher education teaching expertise.

CRICOS 089716F

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Course structure

Mode of study: Full-time, on-campus, face-to-face delivery.

All new students commencing a Higher Education course must attend their faculty course orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education orientation.

Major studies

Teacher Education Early Childhood and Primary (birth to 12 year old).

Work placements
This course consists of 40 core subjects, comprising 33 theory subjects (one wiht a practical placement embedded ) and 7 practicum subjects (practical placements) that provide 140 days of supervised placement in early childhood and primary schools settings.


  • The child in focus

  • Communication to support children's learning and wellbeing

  • Observation and assessment

  • Introduction to professional practice

  • Practicum 1

  • Child development

  • Learning Through Play

  • Children's art

  • Child health and safety

  • Practicum 2

  • Australian Families: Past and Present

  • Literacy 1: Developing Literacy

  • Curriculum theory

  • Early childhood learning and teaching 1

  • Practicum 3

  • Indigenous perspectives

  • Mathematics 1: Developing Mathematical Understanding

  • Early childhood learning and teaching 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Prior to School and Primary School Teaching

  • Practicum 4

  • Multicultural and multilingual perspectives

  • Performing arts

  • Curriculum in action

  • Community and professional partnerships

  • Practicum 5

  • Design, creativity and technology

  • Mathematics 2

  • Physical development and movement

  • Literacy 2

  • Practicum 6

  • Abilities-based learning and teaching

  • Science

  • Leadership and Management

  • Practice-based research

  • Mathematics specialisation

  • Literacy specialisation

  • Disability and Additional Needs

  • Mathematics 3

  • Curriculum design

  • Literacy 3

  • Practicum: Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities, include:

  • Teaching in early childhood early childhood eduction programs including kindergarten, pre-schools and childcare settings.

  • Teaching in primary school (prep/foundation to Year 6) .

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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