Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Leadership at Victoria University

With a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Leadership from VU, you can become a sought-after early childhood teacher with strong leadership skills. Through a mix of curriculum, learning, and pedagogical theory, you will learn how to teach children from birth to age five and understand the transition to school.

Description

With a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Leadership from VU, you can become a sought-after early childhood teacher with strong leadership skills.


Through a mix of curriculum, learning, and pedagogical theory, you will learn how to teach children from birth to age five and understand the transition to school.


You will study units that focus on Aboriginal points of view and a variety of topics, such as:

  • Play

  • Psychology and how a child grows

  • History and ideas about young children

  • Sociological views of how children are made

  • Family, community, and world situations

  • Teaching how to teach

  • Education and curriculum studies

  • Early childhood leadership and policy

  • Professional work with young children.

  • Leadership.


You will focus on leadership, ethics, and advocacy in your fourth year. You can also add a fourth year to your 3-year Early Childhood Education degree to make it stronger.

Learning outcomes

If students finish this course well, they will be able to:


1. Start teaching and learning methods that encourage student engagement in complex situations and put Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives at the forefront of early childhood education.


2. Think critically about different ways of knowing, being, and doing things that are based on the idea that children and families are capable of contributing to conceptual and pedagogical decision-making in learning and teaching; do an advanced study of play and the image of the child in different communities.


3. Make sure that learning and teaching methods are based on good ethical principles and that they encourage reciprocal relationships in early childhood settings.


4. Show a wide range of knowledge about pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment in relation to the changing nature of education in a world that is changing quickly; do deep research into the local and global contexts of Early Childhood Education.


5. Analyze and explain a variety of oral and written communication techniques, including the use of Information and Communication Technologies, to engage and connect with students, their parents/caregivers, and the wider community.


6. Look at models of leadership and advocacy and use the principles of ethical leadership in Early Childhood.

Entry Requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) with Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English (or equivalent). OR Getting an Advanced Diploma or Diploma from Australia (or equivalent). IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). OR Finish a Foundation course or something similar.

Careers Opportunities

With an early childhood education degree from VU, you'll be job-ready before you graduate thanks to the extensive experience you'll gain in early childhood settings. You'll be ready to work as an early childhood teacher anywhere in Australia and move up in your career based on your goals and skills.


Graduates can look for work in:

  • Public or private kindergarten

  • Australia has a center for young children.

  • long day care centre

  • Policy making is done with help from government bodies.

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition fee

  • $13,700 fee per semester For international students


$13,700 fee per semester
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    On Campus & Online
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, VCE, EAL
  • Scholarship