Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
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Teacher Aide | Teacher Assistant | Early Childhood Teacher
Start a rewarding new career transforming futures for tomorrow's leaders with this Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) course from Edith Cowan University.
If you're interested in a teaching career or just like working with people, this practically and nationally recognised teaching qualification can help you start a rewarding new career working to help our youngest learners thrive. Covering the foundation knowledge and skills required to qualify as an early childhood teacher in Western Australia, teaching students from birth to aged eight years, this qualification is a practical and recognised pathway to your career as a teacher.
With a key focus on connecting theory with practice, this qualification offers diverse opportunities for work placements and practical teaching experience. You'll have the opportunity to work in a broad range of settings, including in public and private schools, in urban and rural areas, and in regional and remote communities, and learn how to develop effective, relevant and research-driven early childhood education programs.
Choose to study on campus in Perth or online, with the option of flexible pacing, which means you can take up to eight years of part-time study to complete your degree. If you're seeking a degree with flexibility and relevance, this course is your next career step.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
Special Admission Requirements: All applicants are required to provide a personal statement. In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. At Edith Cowan University, applicants' non-academic capabilities will be judged based on the submission of a 500-word personal statement. In this statement, applicants will outline why they wish to become a teacher.
English Competency: International and internationally schooled applicants will require an academic IELTS with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening.
In this teaching course, the subjects you may study include:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) course from Edith Cowan University.
This qualification will enable you to apply for registration as a teacher in Western Australia of children aged from birth to eight years old. You may choose to work as a classroom teacher, kindergarten teacher, pre-primary teacher or teacher's aid.
You may also choose to seek employment in the fields of early childhood education policy and curriculum development, using your specialised knowledge and skills to help develop child-centred programs. This qualification will also equip you more broadly with the personal skills, insights and experience required to meaningfully contribute to the development of others.
Wondering where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Deferred study loans are available through HECS-HELP for eligible students.
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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