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Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

AssocDegECEd

160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane, Queensland*
(*Indigenous students only)
Canberra, ACT
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. completion of year 12; or
  2. appropriate VET Certificate III or IV.

Australian Capital Territory
Recommended studies: English advanced and at least a major in mathematical applications with grades of C or higher.

New South Wales
Assumed knowledge: two units of English Band 4 and two units of Mathematics Band 4.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Associate Degree2

To qualify for the Associate Degree, a student must complete:

1. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Education Studies;
  2. 40 cp from Curriculum Foundation Studies;
  3. 30 cp from Curriculum and Pedagogy;
  4. 20 cp from Electives consisting of either:
    1. 20 cp from Indigenous Studies; or
    2. 10 cp from Inclusion and Disability Studies; and
    3. 10 cp from Curriculum and Pedagogy;

and

2. 3 Professional Experience Units.

Schedule of Unit Offerings3

Click here for Unit Descriptions

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU101 10 Early Childhood Education 1: Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum
EDCU202 10 Early Childhood Education 4: Building Curriculum Connections and Continuities
EDFD127 10 Contexts for Learning and Development
EDFD136 10 Early Childhood Education 2: The Ecology of Childhood
EDFD221 10 Creating Inclusive Safe and Supportive Schools
EDFD227 10 Early Childhood Education 3: Partnerships for Learning
EDFD314 10 Early Childhood Education 5: Early Childhood Leadership


Curriculum Foundation Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA107 10 Linguistics for Literacy
EDLA108 10 Children’s Literature for Literacy
EDMA103 10 Exploring Mathematics 1
EDST107 10 Science and Technology for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers 1


Curriculum and Pedagogy

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAR308 10 Creative Arts Education 1
EDLA204 10 Literacy Education 1
EDPH306 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 1 (Inc: EDPH103)


Electives

Inclusion and Disability Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC225 10 Family Studies and Disability


Curriculum and Pedagogy

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDSS428 10 Connecting Society and Environment: Curriculum for Learning (Inc: EDSS322)


Indigenous Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ADAB113 10 Australian Indigenous Peoples, Cultures and Identity (Inc: EDAB111)
ADAB204 10 Australian History in an Indigenous Context


Religious Education and Theology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
AHEO228 10 The Christian Life: Worship and Ethics


Professional Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX111 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 1

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX112 0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 1A (Inc: EDFX111)

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX113 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 1B (Pre: EDFX112)
EDFX207 0 Community Engagement Program (Co: EDFD221)
EDFX215 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 2

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX217 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 2A (Inc: EDFX215)

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX218 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 2B (Pre: EDFX217)

 


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries.
3For Australian Indigenous students undertaking the course in mixed mode, the unit codes will begin with A instead of E as listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings. Units codes which begin with A are available only to Indigenous students.