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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
This course is dedicated to producing quality graduates who are ready to take up employment across the early childhood education sector. This includes teaching children aged 0-3 years, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, pre-primary and years 1-3 in a primary school.
Dealing specifically with children aged 0-8 years, early childhood studies focuses on the care and education of children in this age group in partnership with families and communities.
A key feature of this course is the equal emphasis given to both the theoretical groundings of early childhood education and the practical application of knowledge and skills in a wide range of early childhood settings.
A coordinated program of professional practice experiences at key points throughout the course allow students to make the connection between theory and practice, while building both professional and generic employability skills in real care and education environments.
In addition, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning experience by specialising in curriculum areas of particular interest.
Units are available in the degree enabling students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
The course includes the opportunity to complete a fast-tracked final year and achieve eligibility for employment in schools from term four during the same year.
Joondalup applicants please note: This course will become progressively available on our Joondalup campus. Students commencing study in this course and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units at our Mount Lawley campus.
Online applicants please note: This course will become progressively available online from 2014 onwards. Students commencing study in this course and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units on-campus.
Additional Course Information
This course is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia. In addition, this course is approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
All professional practices are undertaken on a full-time basis with students required to give a full-time commitment to the school during their scheduled professional practice periods.
All students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education, WA.
Any students aged 18 or over will also need to supply a Working with Children Check from the Department of Child Protection WA.
Please refer to the School of Education for more information.
Child Care Professional, Early Childhood Educator, Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Master of Education by Coursework or Master of Education by Research.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.