||Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
||Applications for Semester 1, 2014 are now being accepted
||Dr Sue Emmett
|Contact Hours (per week)
||Approximately 15 hours on campus and 24 hours self-directed learning per week.
Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to
fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. The
timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when
offers are made.
||25 February 2013
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program aims to
prepare teachers to work confidently and competently with children
in early childhood and primary school settings. Settings may
include; primary (Prep to 6), kindergarten, pre-schools, occasional
care, out of school hour's care and long day care centres.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are
- Prepare graduates with flexible capabilities, and hence
- Incorporate learning technologies and learning about associated
- Prepare graduates who recognise the importance of commitment to
exemplary professional practice;
- Actively facilitate the lifelong learning of pre-service teachers
in early childhood education and prepare them to contribute to a
wide range of learning communities;
- Build partnerships with learning professions and communities;
- Emphasise the importance of regional communities, facilitate work
with and in them, and reinforce the university's central roles in
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Early
Childhood) program prepares individuals to work as a teacher in
primary (prep to grade 6) and early childhood settings (birth to 5
|Program Rules and Requirements
This program consists of 32 compulsory courses with no
electives. Each year of study is designed to answer particular
questions both as a focus for student learning and to reflect their
development towards becoming qualified and competent early
YEAR 1: Teacher Identity; Technology and Communities of Knowledge;
Successful Learners*; Understanding Early Human Development*;
Language, Literacies and ICT's for Young Children, Health and
Physical Education Curriculum; Creating Safe and Supportive
Learning Environments; Communities of Learners;
YEAR 2: Investigating: Science and Environmental Education,
Approaches to Teaching in the Arts; Diversity: Children, Families
and Communities*; Young Peoples Worlds*; Individual Expression:
Art, Movement and Music; Language and Literacies in the Primary
Years; Ecology of Childhood; Investigating: Numeracy and
YEAR 3: Play as Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings; Learning
and Teaching Mathematics; Introduction to Science Education;
Programming in Early Childhood*; Teacher as Leader; Students with
Special Needs; Social Education and Humanities Curriculum; Teacher
YEAR 4: Early Childhood Partners in Learning (summer semester)*;
Teacher as Researcher; Learning English as a Second Language;
Indigenous Education; Professional, Policy, Practice and
Responsibility; Integrated Curriculum Studies; The Reflective
* These courses include a Professional Experience component
(approximately 100 days throughout the four year program), where
students are required to travel throughout Victoria to attend
schools, childcare centres, kindergartens, family day care and
other education environments. Placements are arranged by the
Professional Experience Administrator in accordance with the School
of Education guidelines. Associated travel and accommodation costs
are the responsibility of the student.
For further information regarding the Program Content for this
program, please select the link below:
|Program Majors Available||General|
|Indicative Program Structure|
This Indicative Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.
The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Post Grad fees.
|EDECE4001||Partnerships In Learning || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 1 Semester 1
|EDBED1001||Technology & Communities Of Knowledge || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED1003||Successful Learners || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE1002||Understanding Early Human Development || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 1 Semester 2
|EDBED1004||Communities Of Learners || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED1005||Health & Physical Education Curriculum || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE1005||Creating Safe And Supportive Learning Environments || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE1014||Language, Literacy And Icts For Young Children || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 2 Semester 1
|EDBED2002||Young People'S Worlds || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED2004||Approaches To Teaching In The Arts || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE2011||Diversity: Children, Families And Communities || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE2012||Investigating: Science And Environmental Education || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 2 Semester 2
|EDBED2006||Language And Literacies In The Primary Years || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE1001||Teacher Identity || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE2005||The Ecology Of Childhood || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE2013||Investigating: Numeracy And Technology || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE2014||Individual Expression: Art, Movement And Music || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 3 Semester 1
|EDBED2005||Introduction To Science Education || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED3008||Teaching And Learning Maths || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE3005||Programming In Early Childhood || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE3006||Play As Curriculum In Early Childhood Settings || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 3 Semester 2
|EDBED3005||Indigenous Education || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED3006||Students With Special Needs || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE3012||Teacher As Advocate || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE3014||Teacher As Leader || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 4 Semester 1
|EDBED3004||Learning In English As A Second Language || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDECE3013||Teacher As Researcher || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED3002||Social Education And Humanities Curriculum || ||15 || ||$756 |
Year 4 Semester 2
|EDBED4003||Integrated Curriculum Studies || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED4004||Professional Policy, Practice & Responsibility || ||15 || ||$756 |
|EDBED4008||The Reflective Practitioner || ||30 || ||$1,511 |
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All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.
Indicative Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority
|Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to apply for a Working With Children Check
Yes, apply for the Volunteer WWCC
School of Education and Arts (Ref 06278)
Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
|Additional Program Information
Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
International students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
||Mt Helen: 3700537431, Horsham: 3700337431
|Mid year entry
Four years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Mt Helen (Ballarat): On Campus
Western Campuses: Combined on-campus + online delivery
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
||Application is via VTAC at www.vtac.edu.au
Mid Year applicants and current FedUni students wishing to transfer to another FedUni program are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission (Internal Transfer) form.
To obtain a copy of this form, please visit
||Successful completion of VCE including prerequisites Units 1 and 2 - General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (either), Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (any); interstate or overseas equivalent.
Successful applicants are required to apply for a Police Check and Working With Children Check (WWCC) before commencing their program. A copy of the Police Check and WWCC card must be supplied to the University prior to commencing 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
Non-VCE applicants who apply via VTAC must complete the VTAC
Personal History form and submit this form to VTAC with their
application. Non-VCE applicants who are required to attend an
interview will be notified of the arrangements by telephone or
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed
higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced
standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on
your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and
Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Education
(Early Childhood) can consider the following options;
- Successfully complete the Diploma of Children's Services
(Early Childhood Education & Care), and then apply for
entry into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) with up to
one year of credit.
- Foundation Access
Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate
entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST,
students can apply for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
for Semester 1, 2015. (The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
is unlikely to offer a mid-year intake in 2014).
Negotiated offers will be taken into this program. This degree
is a REEP eligible program.
Students can progress to the Master of Education Studies as a
prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional
||Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: $24,191
Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
For further information regarding Commonwealth Supported Places
and HECS-HELP please visit www.goingtouni.gov.au
For further information regarding student contributions for
Commonwealth Supported Places please visit http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/csps/pages/commonwealth-supported-places
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
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