University of New England
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On completion of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) with the University of New England, students will be able to meet accreditation requirements for both early childhood teaching and primary teaching.
The course equips students with the professional skills and values to prepare them for a variety of employment opportunities in these fields.
Students will become professional and inspirational educators and confident communicators while learning to plan and implement effective teaching for their own students. The course includes a strong component of supervised professional experience to enable students to apply and practice their theoretical knowledge.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 130 days of placement (70 days in a primary school setting, 60 days in various early childhood settings), in consultation with the School.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), you may still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the non-accredited, non-teaching qualification, Bachelor of Educational Studies.
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To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In order to undertake a professional placement in NSW, you will also be required to:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) from the University of New England.
Graduates meet accreditation requirements for both early childhood teacher and primary school teacher nationally.
Employment opportunities for graduates include teaching in government and non-government schools, long day care centres, preschools and other child care settings. As well, there are opportunities in related fields such as children's services, family day care, preschools and early childhood learning.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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