The specialisation in Early Years Education prepares you to become an early childhood educator in childcare, kindergarten and preschool settings. This option is specifically designed for people who hold a Diploma of Children’s Services or equivalent. You will learn how to help children develop their creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capabilities. You will develop your understanding on literacy, play based learning, numeracy, health, science, the arts, technology and environment and sustainability. You will develop your professional capacity through practical teaching experience and research studies. This experience increases your understanding of the complex field of education, and may provide a pathway for research and further learning.
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This advanced level degree programme consists 26 units and 4 practicum fieldworks, student may complete the program in approximately 3 academic years:
* Fieldwork placements are required in early childhood settings.
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All students entering the course will do so with advanced standing. To be eligible for admission students must hold a graded Diploma of Children’s Services (or equivalent) awarded by an Australia registered training organization (i.e. TAFE or private provider) or other qualifications and experience deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above.
Applicants who have successfully completed one of the following can gain further unit exemption:
Up to 8 units exemption is available.
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Each term is a 3-month period covering 2 courses of study. Each course is provided with 20 hours of academic seminars/workshop sessions (4 consecutive sessions of 4 or 6 hours each) after office hours in the evening and/or over weekends/public holidays.
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Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years Education from Monash University.
The Degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.
*The Programme is not accredited by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Graduates who wish to work in the local early childhood sector will nee to submit an application to ECDA for Teacher Registration via a preschool. Approval by ECDA will be subjected to the applicant meeting the requirements for Teacher Registration.
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Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.
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There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules