Course Start Date
14 Feb 2022
18 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.
You will study child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. As well as core units you will undertake a practical work placement each semester which will allow you to apply what you've learned in a real workplace setting. During work placements, you will have the opportunity to test your theoretical understanding in a real workplace.
This course requires the completion of 32 classroom based theory subjects and 8 practical placements (40 subjects in total). Full time students typically enrol in 4 theory subjects each semester and complete one work placement at the end of each semester.
- In order to complete work placements, students will be required to have a current working with children check.
- 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).
Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
For Semester 1 2022, the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) commences on Monday, 14 February, 2022.
Applications for Semester 1 2022 are now OPEN.
Select Apply Now to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email.
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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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
You will be required to attend 18 hours of classes each week for 12 weeks, followed by 1 week exam, assessment period weeks of Professional Experience in an early Childhood service. A timetable will be distributed at the time of enrolment.
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.
Select Apply to complete your application. The course coordinator will contact you to outline any further application requirements.
|ECCDD101A||Health and Physical Wellbeing|
|ECCDD102A||Creativity in the Early Years|
|ECCDD103A||Children’s Self-Identity and Family Contexts|
|ECCDD202A||Communication, Language and Literacy|
|ECCDD301A||Visual and Media Arts|
|ECCDD302A||Science and Technology|
|ECCDD303A||Music, Movement and Drama|
|ECCDD401A||Multimodal Media and Digital Technology|
|ECCWC101A||Nutrition, Health, Safety and Wellness|
|ECCWC201A||Exceptional Children: Early Intervention|
|ECCWC302A||Inclusive Practice and Principles in Early Childhood|
|ECCWC401A||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education|
|ECPPL101A||Professional Experience 1 (Birth - 2 years)|
|ECPPL102A||Professional Experience 2 (2 - 3 years)|
|ECPPL201A||Professional Experience 3 (Birth-3 years)|
|ECPPL202A||Professional Experience 4 (Preschool)|
|ECPPL203A||Manage an education and care service|
|ECPPL301A||Professional Experience 5 (Community Engagement)|
|ECPPL302A||Professional Experience 6 (3 - 5 years)|
|ECPPL401A||Professional Experience 7 (Early Childhood Leadership)|
|ECPPL402A||Professional Experience 8 (Early Childhood Leadership)|
|ECPPL403A||Research in Early Childhood Education 1|
|ECPPL404A||Research in Early Childhood Education 2|
|ECPPL405A||Leadership and Management in Early Childhood|
|ECSFC101A||Professional, Cultural and Academic Practice|
|ECSFC102A||Sustainability in Early Childhood|
|ECSFC201A||Diverse Australia: Equity and Diversity|
|ECSFC301A||Working with Families and Community Partnerships|
|ECSFC401A||Advocacy, Social Justice and Professional Ethics|
|ECTPP101A||Holistic Child Development|
|ECTPP102A||Play and Documentation|
|ECTPP201A||Documentation, Planning and Assessment 1|
|ECTPP202A||Documentation, Planning and Assessment 2|
|ECTPP203A||Brain Development and Cognitive Learning|
|ECTPP301A||Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Practice|
|ECTPP302A||Reflective and Professional Practice|
|ECTPP401A||Developing Early Childhood Curriculum|
|ECTPP402A||Philosophies, Ideologies and Theories of Education|
|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.Apply Now
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