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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. 
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
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
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Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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View all semester start dates
Length
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
70.00 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.

With this course 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 course 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

Day care educator 
Early childhood teacher 
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 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
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

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.

This course requires a total of 880 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 course pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this course 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 course 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.
 

English language requirement

Overall IELTS band score of 7.0 (with at least 7.5 for Speaking and Listening and 6.5 for Reading and Writing) or equivalent English language test with the proviso that students must prove they meet the English language requirement as determined by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and/or Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)  to be eligible for registration.

Extra requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application
Casper Test (Altus Suite)
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. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit TakeAltus.com

Altus Suite
-Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT)
Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round;  https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

OR

Applicants can also have their non-academic capabilities assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire with the link to complete https://ins.incept.education/i/entry/kBRl0Q3xpfSr

 

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 Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. 

Police record check
Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements.

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

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,445 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.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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.

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 unit, 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 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

Karen Felstead