Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Swinburne University of Technology Online
Institution rating
4.4
Duration
From 4 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online
Next start date
March

Course description

  • Become a fully qualified teacher with this Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Study online when and where it suits you
  • Nationally recognised degree delivered by Swinburne Online

Recognition

This Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT recognition enables you to register as a teacher Australia wide.

Entry requirements

Non-Year 12 entry

  • Completed Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree within the last 7 years; OR
  • Significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills; OR
  • A suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result; AND
  • Demonstrate suitable English language proficiency

Year 12 entry

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent; AND
  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score; AND
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (other than EAL) or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language
  • Demonstrate suitable English language proficiency

In addition to the above, all applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must successfully complete the CASPer assessment. CASPer is a non-academic suitability assessment tool designed to assess an applicant’s personal and professional attributes. It is an Australian Government accreditation requirement that all initial teacher education courses include non-academic selection criteria.

All enrolled students are also required to maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority).

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification; OR
  • Significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills; OR
  • A suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result
LocationOnline
Next start dateMarch
Duration4 years
Study modeOnline
Education institutionSwinburne University of Technology Online
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

During this course you will become competent in the following:

  • Understand how literacy and multi-literacy develops in young children
  • Create learning activities and engage students to develop their skills
  • Teach early childhood and primary schooling (birth to twelve years)
  • Use innovative and creative teaching methods that make expert use of emerging technology

Course content

COM10003Learning and Communicating Online
EDU10002Understanding Language and Literacy
EDU10003The World of Maths
EDU10005Indigenous Education and Perspectives
EDU10004Theories of Teaching and Learning
EDU20001Developing Literacy
EDU20002Mathematics in Practice
EDU20005Sustainable Education and Perspectives
EDU20014Social and Emotional Learning
EDU30059Teaching Technologies
EDU30006Families, Community and Citizenship
EDU30007Imagining the World through the Arts
EDU40001The Healthy and Active Child
EDU40002Play and Environment
EDU40003Identity: The Early Childhood Professional
EDU40004Advocacy and Social Justice
EDU30005Understanding and Supporting Inclusion
EDU30002Science and Technology
EDU30009Mathematics in the Primary Classroom
EDU30011Discovering Science
EDU30014Health and Physical Education
EDU30062Educational Leadership,Management and Program Assessment
EDU30063Teaching English
EDU40008Arts Education
EDU40011Teaching the Humanities
EDU10001Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 1
EDU20006Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2
EDU30003Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3
EDU40005Ready to Teach Primary: Practicum 4e
EDU40006Ready to Teach Early Childhood: Practicum 5e

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Swinburne University of Technology Online can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes a total of 91 days of professional work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Work placement requirements:

All students must obtain and maintain a current child safety screening checks (i.e Working with Children Check and/or Police Check) throughout the duration of the course.


Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or work placement.

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionAvg. salaryJobs on SEEK
Teacher
$79k4,646
Early Childhood Teacher
$65k3,011
Primary School Teacher
$77k1,087
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Student ratings of Swinburne University of Technology Online courses

Swinburne University of Technology Online
4.4
(33 reviews)
*Combined student rating of this institution's courses
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Percentage of students that felt this course had a positive impact on their career
77%
Percentage of students that would recommend this course to a friend, relative or colleague
91%

Current and industry-relevant content
4.5
Course content compared to what was expected
4.3
Balance between theory and practical work
3.7
Quality of teachers and academic support
4.3
Ability to balance study with your other commitments
4.4
Assistance to help you find a job
3.4
Quality of online study portal
4.5
Transparency of course fees
4.4

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Support and delivery

Supportive, Interactive Learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors

In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.

These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.

Familiarise Yourself with Online Study

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) includes a foundation unit called "Learning and Communicating Online". This unit is especially useful if you're returning to study after a long time, or are unfamiliar with online learning.

It will help you gain skills in:

  • Written and online communication
  • Collaborating in individual and group work
  • Critiquing and analysing information sources

Upon completion of this unit, you'll be more confident about online study.

Find out more about this course

Swinburne University of Technology Online

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

You may wish to discuss the following with Swinburne University of Technology Online:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Swinburne University of Technology Online.

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