Courses & Units

Course rules for 43A Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Entry

1.Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) with no previous qualifications shall be qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission.

2. [i]Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than four separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than nine years, from the time of first enrolment. Continuing students in special circumstances may be permitted to undertake part-time study.

Course structure

3.[i]To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall pass all units in the course .

[ii]The units which may be included in a course for the degree, shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean of the Faculty of Education, be in accordance with the Schedule/s accompanying these specifications.

4.[i]Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Education and as summarised in the Schedule.

[ii]A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting without approval of the dean of the Faculty of Education, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% weighting.

[iii]Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

[iv]In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

[v]Candidates for the degree must complete and meet the benchmark of the national literacy and numeracy tests, in order to be eligible to graduate.

Credit for previous studies

5. [i]Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

[ii]Candidates with previous VET or tertiary qualifications may be admitted to the degree only on submission of the relevant documentation. Such candidates may be eligible for advanced standing which will be assessed after entry. .

Miscellaneous

6.The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

7.These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2010 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

8.The approved abbreviation for the award of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) shall be B.Ed(Early Childhood).