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University of Tasmania

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) provides existing and potential early childhood professionals with higher levels of knowledge and skills to facilitate the provision of educationally sound programs for young children.

Key details

Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
43A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug
ATAR
65

About this course

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) provides existing and potential early childhood professionals with higher levels of knowledge and skills to facilitate the provision of educationally sound programs for young children. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course qualifies graduates to teach children from birth to age 8 and the qualification you gain upon graduation is recognised as suitable to teach in early childhood contexts (including Early Childhood Centres and Kindergartens) in all Australian states and territories.

In addition, the course will provide leaders in early childhood with competencies in teaching and leadership positions.

This degree program is available internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses and externally/fully on-line from anywhere in the world, full-time or part-time.

Who should undertake this program?
  • Child care and educational professionals who would be considering their future as senior staff or directors of child services
  • Child care and educational professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and understandings and obtain a higher qualification directly relevant to their work
  • School leavers and others who wish pursue a career in the field of early childhood

This degree program is designed and enacted in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and appropriate employing authorities. At the core of the degree program is the student who is educated to bring to their work:

  • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts; and
  • The capacity to be resilient professionals and lifelong learners.

For teachers, strong personal literacy and numeracy skills form an essential part of the attributes and skills needed to be effective in the classroom. They are also necessary to foster the development of these critical, fundamental skills in students, providing the building blocks for future learning. From 1 July 2016, all initial teacher education students will need to demonstrate that they have personal literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to the top 30 per cent of the adult population through meeting the benchmark set by the national literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students (the test) prior to graduation.

Entry requirements

Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver

Normal minimum University entrance requirements will apply and you are required to have an ATAR score of 65 or higher.

You will also need to undertake the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) to complete your application.

If you are a non-school leaver

You will need to meet the minimum University entrance requirements through alternative qualifications or experience. For the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), the minimum qualification is a Certificate IV.

You will also need to undertake the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) to complete your application.

More information about entrance requirements can be found at Admissions.

If you are an international student

You will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) requires an (IELTS) average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0, and Listening and Speaking at 8.0.

More information is available at international future students.

Additional pre-requisites:Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

All applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry). All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

*From 2017, all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in Australia will be required to select entrants on basis of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills and abilities.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).

Study locations

Launceston TAS

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at University of Tasmania.
73.5%
Overall satisfaction
69.8%
Skill scale
59.4%
Teaching scale
84.8%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary