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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) - CC14

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) will qualify you for professional registration as a teacher throughout Australia and be able to teach from Prep to Year 6. You will also be qualified to work in specialist early childhood contexts, including childcare and kindergartens throughout Australia. A unique feature of this course is the opportunity for you to gain a nationally recognised Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care within your first one - two years of the course.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:15 SR:68 ATAR:65.1

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:15 SR:68 ATAR:65.1

UNITS/CREDITS

32/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA); Maths (A,B or C) (4, SA); Authority Science subject (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

080751J

On completion of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) you will be a well-rounded graduate that is qualified for professional registration as a teacher throughout Australia.

A unique feature of this course is the opportunity for you to gain a nationally recognised Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care within your first one - two years of the course. This will allow you to work as a qualified early learning professional in childcare centres throughout the remainder of your studies.

In addition to building the skills required to teach effectively in a wide range of contemporary educational settings, this course prepares future teachers who have the disposition for engaging in, and contributing to, the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning.

During your studies you will undertake 125 days of planned teaching practice in schools and other learning sites and have many opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in practical ways.

The course's structure also allows for recognition of prior learning through entry into the second year of the degree course if you already hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) qualification.

Core Units 32 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 2 - 2019Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville
Term 2 - 2020Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa, Rockhampton, Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online

COURSE STRUCTURE
To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) you are required to complete 32 units, including 26 core units and six specialised units that meet the requirements of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) for early childhood educators.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to TeachingEDFE1103820 day supervised placement in an educational setting comprising 5 non-assessable contextual days and 5 assessable days completed on a one day per week basis throughout Term 2 of the first year and a 10 day continuous assessable block. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Guideline Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools and/ or other educational settings. Students compile a working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 10 day block and receive an interim report from the mentor teacher at this stage. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a university staff member. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 10 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. Follow-up assessment requires students to make additions to an e-portfolio linking specific evidence from the placement to the professional standards.
Professional Practice 2 (ECE) – KindergartenEDFE1103925 day supervised placement in a kindergarten setting comprising 5 non-assessable days and 5 assessable days completed on a one day per week basis throughout Term 3 of the second year and a 15 day continuous assessable block. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Guideline Booklet supplied to mentor teachers who supervise and assess students’ performance during the placement. Students maintain an up-to-date working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 15 day block and receive an interim report from the mentor teacher at this stage. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a university staff member. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 15 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. Follow-up assessment requires students to make additions to an e-portfolio linking specific evidence from the placement to the professional standards.
Professional Practice 3 (Primary/ECE) - Managing the Differentiated ClassroomEDFE1303235 day supervised placement in a school setting comprising 15 non-assessable contextual days (10 of which are completed as a block at the commencement of the school year) and 5 assessable days completed on a one day per week basis throughout Term 1 of the third year and a 15 day continuous assessable block at the end of the term. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Guideline Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools who supervise and assess students’ performance during the placement. Students maintain an up-to-date working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 15 day block and receive an interim report from the mentor teacher at this stage. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a university staff member. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 15 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. Follow-up assessment requires students to make additions to an e-portfolio linking specific evidence from the placement to the professional standards.
Professional Practice 5 - The InternshipEDFE14020A 25 day extended internship in an educational setting. Students receive an “Internship Authorisation” from the Queensland College of Teachers to be eligible to adopt up to but not exceeding 50% of the mentor teacher’s working load and engage in team teaching with the mentor for the remaining 50%. Full details of the placement are outlined in an Information and Guideline Booklet. Students submit evidence of meeting the professional standards at graduate career stage to the mentor teacher and university staff member responsible for Professional Practice 5 on each location. Mentor teachers are responsible for verifying the evidence statement. On completion of the internship, students present selected aspects of their final e-portfolio to an audience of their peers at a time arranged by the relevant university lecturer on each location. Distance students complete this activity via Zoom.
Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and LearningEDFE1402130 day supervised placement in a school setting comprising 5 non-assessable contextual days completed on a one day per week basis in preparation for the continuous teaching block; and a 25 day continuous assessable block at the end of the term. Set tasks for this professional practice are outlined in an Information and Guideline Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools who supervise and assess students’ performance during the placement. Students maintain an up-to-date working portfolio as a collection of evidence for demonstrating these tasks which are linked explicitly to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level). They complete a self-evaluation against the assessment indicators midway through the 25 day block. In response to these reports students construct a detailed plan for professional development and learning throughout the remainder of the placement and submit it to the mentor teacher for feedback and consideration against the Interim report prepared by the mentor teacher. Subsequent negotiation of the student's professional learning activities follows this evaluation. Final assessment is completed by a mentor teacher in the placement workplace in conjunction with a university staff member using the Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework. Students are assessed on a Pass/ Fail basis at the completion of the 25 day block using the same indicators as the Interim Report. Students must pass the practical placement to pass the unit. As part of the unit, students complete a Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment task which provides written evidence of achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (at Graduate Career stage).
No Residential School

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.1


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

Academic Requirements

English (4, SA), or equivalent; Maths A, B or C (4, SA), or equivalent; an Authority Science subject (4, SA), or equivalent.

Non-Academic Requirements

All applicants must provide a mandatory written statement in support of your non-academic capabilities, demonstrating you hold the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).

In your written statement you will need to provide details on:

    · Why you are interested in becoming a teacher,

    · Why you believe teaching is a great career choice,

    · Your involvement in personal learning and leadership activities,

    · Your participation in community or volunteering activities that promote learning.

Further information on what is specifically required will be provided during the application process.

English Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

    · a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

    · bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 1 year fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

    · An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.5 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening; or

    · An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study with CQUniversity, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) you will be qualified to teach in primary school settings from Prep to Year 6 and in specialist early childhood contexts, including childcare and kindergartens throughout Australia.

Like most professions, teaching has specific workforce demands and sometimes oversupply. Before undertaking a course of study, you should check with major employers regarding potential future employment prospects.

Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course. This course is also an approved early childhood teacher qualification of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts
for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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