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This course will have prerequisite subjects from 2016. You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:
- at least one of Maths A, B or C
- at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics or Science21.
- 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 meets national and state professional teaching standards for graduate teachers, and also meets early childhood teaching qualification standards.
- If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, a graduate entry program may be suitable for you.
|QTAC course code||404162 Kelvin Grove; 464162 Caboolture|
|QUT course code||ED39|
|Course duration||4 years full-time|
|Start month||2014 & 2015 February|
As an early childhood specialist, you can make a significant and lasting difference to the life of a child. 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 expected to be in demand. At QUT we combine outstanding academic programs with the latest knowledge gained through leading research. You will be supported by specialist early childhood academics and you will experience unique, real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood. The course meets Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers professional teaching standards for graduate teachers, and early childhood teaching qualification standards under the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority framework.
Real world learning
QUT organises field experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms and early childhood settings, supervised by practising professional educators. At QUT you can also take advantage of opportunities to gain extra experience.
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 available including teaching in a primary school and leadership roles in childcare settings and kindergarten. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is an Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Queensland College of Teachers, and Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority approved course and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.
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.
As this is a refreshed course being implemented progressively over time, prospective students who intend to apply for advanced standing for other prior study should contact the faculty to seek advice on the availability of suitable units.
Other course requirements
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.
Blue card: you will need to apply for a blue card because you will be working with children or young people as part of this course.
Literacy and numeracy: you must meet the Queensland College of Teachers registration requirements.
Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.
Minimum academic requirements
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Guide to entry cut-offs
- Kelvin Grove 13
- Caboolture 15
- Kelvin Grove 71
- Caboolture 66
Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
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You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
Additional entry requirements
Working with Children Check: 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.
You will be requested to submit your blue card application form immediately after receiving your offer. You won't be able to accept your offer and enrol if you don't submit your correctly completed blue card application form on time.
How to apply for a blue card
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2015: $13,000 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
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- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked important dates
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
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