Course Start Date
21 Hours per week
- Fee Help available
- Non Government Subsidised
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.
- 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.
Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately over 3 days a week. This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thuursday and Friday from 09:0am to 04:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- would like to work as an Educator, Room Leader, Educational Leader or Director of an Early Childhood Service or Manager
- Have completed Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and have a Working with Children Check number
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Textbooks will need to be purchased.The Academic Bridging course cannot be claimed as part of a fee help loan and so must be paid in advance or in instalments. The cost is approximately $950.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- counselling, Tutorial Support, Library
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.
FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees. Find out more Study Assist website
International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. For further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.
In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional resource and/or field trip fees to undertake this course.
Students may also be required to purchase textbooks for each subject they are enrolled in. The Academic Bridging course cannot be claimed as part of a fee help loan and so must be paid in advance or in instalments. The cost is approximately $950.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. Learn about TAFE NSW Fees.
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP student loan to allow you to study this course now and pay later. Find out more about Help with Fees.
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about TAFE NSW Recognition.
|ECCDD303A||Music, Movement and Drama|
|ECCDD302A||Science and Technology|
|ECPPL403A||Research in Early Childhood Education 1|
|ECCDD401A||Multimodal Media and Digital Technology|
|ECPPL401A||Professional Experience 7 (Early Childhood Leadership)|
|ECPPL404A||Research in Early Childhood Education 2|
|ECSFC401A||Advocacy, Social Justice and Professional Ethics|
|ECPPL402A||Professional Experience 8 (Early Childhood Leadership)|
|ECTPP202A||Documentation, Planning and Assessment 2|
|ECTPP102A||Play and Documentation|
|ECTPP101A||Holistic Child Development|
|ECCWC101A||Nutrition, Health, Safety and Wellness|
|ECPPL101A||Professional Experience 1 (Birth - 2 years)|
|ECCDD102A||Creativity in the Early Years|
|ECSFC101A||Professional, Cultural and Academic Practice|
|ECSFC102A||Sustainability in Early Childhood|
|ECCDD101A||Health and Physical Wellbeing|
|ECCWC201A||Exceptional Children: Early Intervention|
|ECPPL203A||Manage an education and care service|
|ECSFC201A||Diverse Australia: Equity and Diversity|
|ECPPL201A||Professional Experience 3 (Birth-3 years)|
|ECCDD202A||Communication, Language and Literacy|
|ECCDD103A||Children’s Self-Identity and Family Contexts|
|ECPPL102A||Professional Experience 2 (2 - 3 years)|
|ECTPP201A||Documentation, Planning and Assessment 1|
|ECTPP203A||Brain Development and Cognitive Learning|
|ECTPP302A||Reflective and Professional Practice|
|ECPPL202A||Professional Experience 4 (Preschool)|
|ECCDD301A||Visual and Media Arts|
|ECPPL302A||Professional Experience 6 (3 - 5 years)|
|ECCWC401A||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education|
|ECPPL405A||Leadership and Management in Early Childhood|
|ECTPP401A||Developing Early Childhood Curriculum|
|ECTPP402A||Philosophies, Ideologies and Theories of Education|
|ECCWC302A||Inclusive Practice and Principles in Early Childhood|
|ECSFC301A||Working with Families and Community Partnerships|
|ECPPL301A||Professional Experience 5 (Community Engagement)|
|ECTPP301A||Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Practice|
|ECIAS200A||Introduction to Academic Study|
Graduates will be able to work as early childhood teachers in long day care, preschools, integrated child and family services, and early intervention services.
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601
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