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Overview

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 67
  • Specialise in the education and development of children from birth to eight years.
  • Graduate and work in Queensland as a teacher in early childhood settings such as child-care, kindergartens, and in primary schools from Prep to Year 3.
  • Gain extensive practical experience through field experience placements organised by QUT.
  • This course has been updated for 2014 to meet new national and state professional teaching standards and QUT will be one of the first universities in Australia to offer the updated qualification.
QTAC course code404162 Kelvin Grove; 464162 Caboolture
QUT course code ED39
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Note: Domestic students with credit for the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or Advanced Diploma of Children's Services plus appropriate work experience may choose to enrol in the 5 years part-time external program.
Start month 2014 February
Deferment You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Delivery On campus
  • Caboolture
  • Kelvin Grove

Note: Caboolture students may need to transfer to the Kelvin Grove campus to complete Years 2-4 of the course.
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code080481D
Careers
  • Child Care Professional
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Teacher

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Details

As an early childhood specialist, you can play an instrumental role in the education and development of children from birth to Year 3 at primary school. Each day in early childhood brings new challenges and opportunities to assist with a child’s growth and love of learning.

Why choose this course?

Career opportunities in early childhood education are increasing and experts who can design early childhood programs and engage younger children in learning are in demand. At QUT, we combine outstanding academic programs with leading-edge research taught by early childhood experts. You will be supported by leading academics and experience unique, real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood.

Career outcomes

As early childhood specialists, graduates are prepared to work in early childhood settings including lower years of primary school and Prep. Graduates have a range of career options including teaching in a primary school and leadership roles in childcare settings and kindergarten.

Advanced standing

Students admitted with a completed Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care), or an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, or an equivalent accredited qualification, will be automatically granted credit (advanced standing) of 96 credit points.

Students who have completed a Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Children's Services, or an equivalent accredited qualification and have the following early childhood work experience will receive 144 credit points of advanced standing and will study part time externally:

  • one year full-time (or equivalent) experience leading the development and implementation of the education program for a group of children in an approved service (e.g. group leader) or leading the development and implementation of the education programs in an approved service (e.g. educational leader; Family Day Care Coordinator); or
  • two years full-time (or equivalent) experience as a family day care educator in an approved service; or
  • two years full-time  (or equivalent) experience supporting the development and implementation of the education program for a group of children (e.g. educator in an approved service, teacher aide working with young children Prep to Year 3 in a school); or
  • two years full-time (or equivalent) experience in school age care.

Blue card

You'll need to apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course. There's no cost if you apply through QUT.

Submit your blue card application to the QUT Student Centre as early as possible - ideally, as soon as you've received your offer.

If you don't receive your blue card before the start of a unit that requires contact with children, you may be unable to participate and your grades may be affected. You may also still have to pay fees for the unit.

How to apply for a blue card

Location

Caboolture students may need to transfer to the Kelvin Grove to complete some future years of the course. The full course is offered at Kelvin Grove campus.

Literacy and numeracy course requirements

All Bachelor of Education students are required to satisfactorily complete assessment criteria relating to Queensland College of Teachers' (QCT) literacy and numeracy standards in order to meet course and QCT professional accreditation requirements. Literacy and numeracy modules have been developed as a remedial action for students who do not attain satisfactory standards on the relevant literacy and/or numeracy criterion during their assessment in the first year of their studies. Students will have the support of the First Year Experience Coordinator. Students may attempt these modules any number of times and unsatisfactory results within course work and these modules may result in a recommendation for an exit from the four year degree.

 

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 67

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: CSP $3,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (404162 Kelvin Grove; 464162 Caboolture) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.

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