This specialisation reflects contemporary thinking on young children's development and learning, and will prepare you to take a leading role in the innovative teaching of infants and children from birth to eight years of age in childcare, kindergartens and preschools.
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community education officer
Early years teacher
English as a foreign language teacher
Further education teacher
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
Family support worker
Museum education officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Designed for early childhood professionals who wish to further develop their professional expertise, upgrade their qualifications and advance their career, it builds on a Diploma of Children's Services (or equivalent) to provide you with a four-year qualification to teach in early childhood settings. Students with recognised prior experience and qualifications enter the course with a minimum of one year of advanced standing. You will learn to develop the creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capabilities of young children. Education studies including contemporary child development, psychology and the social and cultural context of education, provide the foundations for understanding holistic and play-based learning and effective early years teaching practice. You will acquire a rich repertoire of strategies to promote children's early literacy and numeracy and their concepts of health, science, the arts, technology and environment and support their transition to school. I want to find another Bachelor Course Up to 80 days of professional experience will provide hands-on teaching practice in early childhood centres, preschools and kindergartens. You will learn to work in partnership with families and communities to support children's learning and to advocate for children, their families and the early childhood profession.
Programme Structure The course develops through the four themes of Education studies, Curriculum studies, Discipline studies and Professional studies. The nature and balance of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements For Early Years Education specialisation only - If you would like to specialise in Early Years Education you must have completed a graded Diploma of Children's Services awarded by an Australian registered training organisation (i.e. TAFE or private provider) with a credit average, or an equivalent qualification as determined by the Faculty. Where students are admitted to the specialisation on the basis of a completed graded Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent, the mathematics prerequisites will be considered to have been achieved.