Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Childcare, pre-school and primary school teachers play a key role in the early education and development of children. 
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Berwick
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Gippsland - Churchill
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On-line Learning
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
70.00Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments: The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

With this degree you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to be a confident teacher in settings that range from pre-schools through to Year 6.

You’ll gain experience in schools and various programs which will help you to perfect your skills and develop your understanding of what it takes to be a teacher. You may choose to work with children with disabilities or support those who are disengaged with learning. You’ll learn exactly what type of teacher you are and how to use your unique skills for the benefit of your students.

You can choose your entry point and tailor your studies to finish in three to four years, depending on previous qualifications.
You will undertake 110 days of supervised teaching placement in both early childhood and primary settings. 

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

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 program structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

LITERACY AND NUMERACY
EDBED1011, 15 credit points
LEARNING AND TEACHING
EDBED1016, 15 credit points
CURRICULUM THROUGH PLAY
EDECE1019, 15 credit points

Semester 2

LEARNING AND TEACHING MATHEMATICS A
EDBED1012, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
EDBED1018, 15 credit points
PLANNING, SUPPORTING AND ASSESSING
EDECE1020, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

LITERACY, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE A
EDBED2008, 15 credit points
TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 1
EDBED2114, 15 credit points
CURRICULUM APPROACHES
EDECE2016, 15 credit points

Semester 2

NUMERACY AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
EDECE2017, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDECE2019, 15 credit points
EARLY CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE AND LITERACIES
EDECE2020, 15 credit points
WELLBEING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CONTEXTS
EDECE2021, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

LEARNING AND TEACHING MATHEMATICS B
EDBED3112, 15 credit points
NATURE PEDAGOGY
EDECE3018, 15 credit points
GUIDING BEHAVIOUR
EDECE3022, 15 credit points

Semester 2

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM
EDBED2011, 15 credit points
CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING
EDBED3027, 15 credit points
LITERACY, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE B
EDBED3111, 15 credit points

Year 4

Semester 1

HUMANITIES CURRICULUM (P-10)
EDBED3018, 15 credit points
TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 2
EDBED4113, 15 credit points
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
EDECE4002, 15 credit points
TEACHER AS RESEARCHER
EDECE4003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

APPROACHES TO TEACHING IN THE ARTS
EDBED3039, 15 credit points
PATHWAY TO THE PROFESSION
EDBED4110, 15 credit points
TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSION 3
EDBED4114, 15 credit points
This program requires a total of 820 placement hours, across 22 weeks.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

Prerequisites

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments

The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 40 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Media or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a higher education study

  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a vocational education and training study

  • Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Children's Services, or Nursing; and
  • At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and;
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

OR

  • Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and;
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admissions Criteria for applicants with work and life experience

  • VTAC Personal Statement: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a VTAC personal statement detailing all relevant work and life experience to strengthen their application.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Extra Requirements


Essential requirements for selection and application

CASPer

All applicants are required to complete Altus Suite as part of their application. Altus Suite is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Altus Suite consists of two-parts, however only the Casper component is compulsory for Federation University applications. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit TakeAltus.com

Altus Suite:

Part One (Compulsory)

  • Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT)

Part Two (Recommended)

  • Snapshot: 10-minute one-way video interview with standardised questions

Completion of Snapshot is recommended but not compulsory for Federation University applications.

 Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round;  https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

 

Essential requirements for enrolment and graduation

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE)

Prior to graduation, students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) . Visit our LANTITE webpage for more information, including advice about when you should sit the test. Link is https://federation.edu.au/schools/school-of-education/student-resources/lantite 

Working with children check

Applicants will be required to hold a valid

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510841 (Mt Helen), 3700710841 (Churchill), 3700810841 (On-line Learning), 3701810841 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TY5

CRICOS code: 097978F (Berwick), 097978F (Churchill), 097978F (Mt Helen)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,985 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:
 

Defined TAFE pathway


A defined TAFE pathway program exists for this degree.  Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply following completion of this pathway.

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.
 

Other TAFE studies
Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program.  You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course. 
 
University studies
Consider beginning your teaching studies with our pathway degree Bachelor of Education Studies.  
 

 

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

  • Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
  • Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) 

 

At FedUni, the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is a compulsory requirement of your teaching course. It is also a requirement for teacher registration. Find out more here.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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 programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, 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

School of Education

Course coordinator

Kathy Swinkels