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Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies

This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
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Length
0.5 Year full-time or part-time equivalent
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Non-award
Guaranteed ATAR of 55, with SEAS adjustment.

The course has been developed for entry and articulation purposes, and alternatively as an early exit degree. It provides an alternative entry pathway to the Literacy and Numeracy test entry requirement for the TK5 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education. Students develop skills in personal literacy, numeracy, reading and writing. They commence learning about curriculum, the value of play for children, and the positive strategies teachers use to build motivation, trust, respect self-belief and rigour. 

  • Day care educator
  • Preschool teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Early childhood educator

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course.  Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes.  To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual course structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current unit information and cost, click on the individual unit name below, or click here to view current unit information and cost for ALL units.

Year 1

Semester 1

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
EDBED1011, 15 credit points
CURRICULUM THROUGH PLAY
EDECE1019, 15 credit points
Elective

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this course. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway course such as Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program.

Important for Yr 10 students

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
ATAR of 55 with SEAS adjustment
Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children Card (WWCC)

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TK3

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$2,223 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies is a pathway degree into a Bachelor degree qualification in Early Childhood-only Education. It is a pathway degree that is nested in a Bachelor degree and not a stand-alone Early Childhood Education qualification. Graduates will have the opportunity to apply for further study in early childhood education at Bachelor level.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Education

Course coordinator

Susan Emmett