TAFE NSW

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) Course Code: HE20510

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Full-time & Part-time
FEE-HELP Approved
On-Campus Only

Course Overview

Have you considered a career in early childhood care and teaching?

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth–5) will get you prepared to be an early childhood teacher who can mix theoretical knowledge with practical skills in the workplace.

You will study child development, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. These practical units are supported by work experience placements which allow you to use your skills in a real-life environment.

There is a strong, applied learning focus to this industry-recognised degree so, when you graduate, you will be ready to work in a variety of settings including long day care, preschool, child and family services and early intervention services.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) you must have at least ONE of the following entry requirements:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

You must also have:

  • This course requires you to have achieved English at Band 4 level or higher in your HSC. If you do not have Band 4 in English you may need to complete an IELTS test at your own expense and achieve the appropriate score as outlined in the entry requirements to be eligible for entry to this degree.

Please note:

  • You do NOT require an ATAR for entry into this course
  • If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This course requires students to complete eight workplacements. Before students can go out on workplacement, they need to get a WWCC at their own expense. Students who do not have a WWCC cannot go on workplacement and as such will not be able to complete course requirements.

Course Duration

Four years full-time or part-time equivalent.

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