Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) (43A)

Overview  2017

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

:A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 is required

Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1
Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

"You find that you change lives a lot with teaching. It's a rewarding profession in that way."

Georgia Garwood
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is a pre-service teaching degree that will give you the skills and confidence to specialise in teaching children from birth to age 8, in early childhood settings. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia.

The course focuses on providing existing and potential early childhood professionals the technical and cultural aspects of teaching. You’ll study the various subjects that you’ll be one-day teaching, including key learning areas from the National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. The course also provides insights into childhood development and learning.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 90 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is available on-campus, through a mix of face-to-face and online units at our Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses, and fully online across Australia. Not sure if you want to study online or on-campus? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study, depending on your needs.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are Professional Experience placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

As a student you will participate in a minimum of 90 days (18 weeks) of full-time Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as continuous ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 10 to 35 days, and occur in a variety of educational settings.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with early childhood education learners and environments. Your placement will involve active observation, interaction, participation and engagement in a range of age-appropriate activities. For Early Childhood placements, students participate in Birth through to Grade 2 environments.

During your placement you will be supervised and managed by a tertiary qualified educator (your Colleague Teacher), and be assessed against Focus Areas within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Overseas Exchange

The Faculty of Education has a number of exchange partnerships with Universities whose curriculum and teaching our closely aligned with our own. A full list is available on the Student Exchange – Outgoing site.

Find out more about the University's Exchange Programs at Student Mobility.

Career outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work in childcare and early learning centres, and in after-school care from birth through to age 8 throughout Australia and overseas.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course is also recognised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

Course structure

This Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) consists of a total of 32 units comprising:

  • 8 units at Introductory level
  • 6 units at Intermediate level
  • 18 units at Advanced level
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 14-18 units at advanced level.

Year 1

Compulsory Units

Semester 1

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers' work. Through reflecting on your past educational experiences and dispositions (that is, your attitudes and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit seeks to prepare you for academic success at the start of your university studies. In this unit you will reflect on your own literacies in light of the academic literacy requirements required for your study and your new…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the first of three English units you will undertake in the B.Ed. degree. The foundations of English are explored in two key modules, with the first focusing on the nature of language, culture, and how young people learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Bachelor of Education. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-disciplinary implications and opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) specialising in teaching young children from birth to 8 years. The unit introduces and interrogates current early childhood curriculum frameworks that guide reflective practice in child…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will be introduced to Music and the Visual Arts as key areas of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. You will become familiar with the research that supports the practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the theoretical basis considered best practice in science teaching and aims to develop pedagogical content knowledge required for planning and delivering authentic science learning experiences for early childhood and primary education students. The unit is presented…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on childhood. Teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH107 Professional Experience 1 

Year 2

Compulsory Units

Semester 1

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of the two Health and Physical Education units, undertaken in sequence. One purpose of this unit is to develop your knowledge in relation to a variety of pedagogical considerations which are not only pertinent to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide opportunities to briefly explore past practices to deepen understanding current practices in early childhood settings. Historical teaching practices are embedded within, and inform, contemporary practices. The past therefore, informs the present and potentially future practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will examine the processes and pedagogy of design and applied learning. Information will be presented about: the continuum of design and technology, opportunities for learning and problem solving through designing and making, investigating and devising solutions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH207 Professional Experience 2 
Semester 2

In this unit you are introduced to the principles of assessment of student learning, evaluation of learning programs, moderation of assessment, and reporting to education stakeholders. You will develop an understanding of various assessment, moderation, and evaluation strategies that are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching Early Childhood (EC) and Primaryprimary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiationdifferentiating the curriculum, using examples from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESH260 will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach the new learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to children in the Early Childhood and Primary years. In Module 1 we examine the sub-strand of History and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Compulsory Units

Semester 1

This unit focuses on the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century, with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the second of two Health and Physical Education (HPE) units. The unit aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education in the curriculum - from a generalist teacher's perspective, and provide confidence in teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESH360: Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences will extend your understanding of content and pedagogy beyond what you learned in the introductory unit, ESH260.The Australian Curriculum learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences requires children from birth to Year 6 to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit presents the theory, methods and practice of teaching using digital technologies. You will critically reflect on ICT-based issues in light of modern theorists' views of the transformative effect of digital technologies in education, and learn to select and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH307 Professional Experience 3
Semester 2

The focus of this unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how these values relate to your identity as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will explore the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research, and generate a plan for investigation into an aspect of relevance in your own educational context. The unit aims to provide you with the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to drama and dance as key Primary and Early Childhood learning areas as well as core components of the Australian Curriculum. You will explore how students learn about and through the arts, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are enabled to constructively consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics, and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

Compulsory units

Semester 1

This unit introduces you to the foundations of second language acquisition. It has been designed to introduce you to the role of Languages within the curriculum, second language acquisition theories, an appreciation of the relevance of intercultural understanding, links to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this culminating English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, and the work in ESH210 on literacy, closely integrating this with a focus on the Literature Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on your existing knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics by extending it to include knowledge of relevant curricula (including Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, DEEWR 2009), the development of students'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the theory and methods for teaching primary science and technology covered in ESH250 through the targeted study of assessment and planning strategies for the development of students' scientific literacy. Current theories of teaching, learning, planning and assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The importance of play is recognised as being integral to young children's learning and development. This unit comprises of three modules, namely: What is play? Play and the curriculum; and Play and the early childhood (EC) practitioner. The concept, assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide information about the value of implementing Portfolios for Young Children in Early Childhood Settings prior to formal school. Students will discuss and reflect on - What are children's portfolios? How can children's portfolios be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Early childhood educators need particular leadership and management strategies to participate effectively in shared decision-making for the development of high quality programs and services for all stakeholders. This involves knowing how leadership and management structures and styles, including policy procedures…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH308 Professional Experience 4

Entry requirements

If you’re interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver

Normal minimum University entrance requirements will apply and you are required to have an ATAR score of 65 or higher.

You will also need to undertake the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) to complete your application.

If you are a non-school leaver

You will need to meet the minimum University entrance requirements through alternative qualifications or experience. For the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), the minimum qualification is a Certificate IV.

You will also need to undertake the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) to complete your application.

More information about entrance requirements can be found at Admissions.

If you are an international student

You will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) requires an (IELTS) average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0, and Listening and Speaking at 8.0.

More information is available at international future students.

Additional pre-requisites

Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT)

All applicants will be required to sit the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT). TCAT is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania. TCAT is an online aptitude test (cognitive and non-cognitive capabilities) and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry.)

After completing your Application, you will be sent information on accessing TCAT testing. You will need to complete your TCAT within two weeks after submitting your application.

*From 2017, all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in Australia will be required to select entrants on basis of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills and abilities.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).

Credit for appropriate studies completed at another Australian or overseas University or TAFE may be granted.

Please contact us to discuss your credit options, and how applying for credit can fast-track your study and career in Early Childhood.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree can advance their Education knowledge with specialised study through either a Postgraduate Coursework or a Research Higher Degree pathway.

Filter the Course list on the Education and Teaching study theme page by Postgraduate or Higher Degrees by research to view the courses currently available.

If you do not meet the school leaver or non-school leaver entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you should consider enrolment in our Associate Degree (Education Support) as the alternative pathway to your preferred degree and career.

Students, on successfully completing a semester of studies in the Associate Degree (Education Support), can then re-apply for admittance to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood),and may apply for credit for the units undertaken.

A Bachelor of General Studies (Education Pathway), which includes Education units, could also be alternative pathway for those who do not meet minimum ATAR or minimum qualification levels.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $26,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards, worth an estimated $4 million, to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1, open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Domestic Students – HECS Fee Waivers

Fee waivers waive the student contribution amount payable on a Commonwealth Supported Place.
They are sometimes referred to as a HECS Scholarship or HECS wavier.

A Fee Waiver can apply to an individual unit, a semester, a year of study, or the entire degree, dependent on the arrangements agreed to by the University of Tasmania with employers, State government departments, or as offered by the University in specific degree programs.

Education students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following Fee Waiver programs, whether for personal or professional development:

  • Tasmanian Education Sector
  • Tasmanian Institute of Sport
  • Redundancy Support Fee Waiver Program
  • University of Tasmania Alumni
  • You can view the complete range of Fee Waivers and your eligibility at Fee Waivers.

    For all new students, the Fee Waiver application is completed as part of finalising your enrolment, after you have completed your online application for your course.

    The closing date for fee waiver applications is the census date applicable to your enrolment.

    International Students

    There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit Tasmanian International Scholarships.

    Additional costs

    In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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