To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to an Australian Catholic University GPA of 4.0 that includes the subject content prerequisites for entry into the relevant teaching content as stated in the National Programs Standards.
Research as Reflective Practice for Early Years Professional Including Graduate Professional Experience 4 (Birth to Five or Five to Eight)5(Pre: EDFX661 Graduate Professional Experience 1 (Birth-Two) and EDFX663 Graduate Professional Experience 3 (Five to Eight Years or Eight to Twelve Years), LNTE100 LANTITE Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students, LNTE101 LANTITE Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students)
Graduate Professional Experience 3 (Five to Eight Years and Eight to Twelve Years) (Pre: EDLA660 Literacy and Language (Including ICT) in the Early Years of Schooling, EDMA660 Mathematics (including ICT) in the Early Years of Schooling and EDFX662 Arts and Technology in the Early Years (Including Graduate
Professional Experience 2: Three to Five Years))
1 Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom or early learning centre. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.
2 Includes a Professional Experience Program.
3 Includes a compulsory Professional Experience Program (PEP 4). Placements for students in this course will be in the Birth to Five learning environment.
4 Note: In addition to the two Professional Experience Program (PEP) units 1 and 3, students will complete a second and fourth PEP in: EDAR56F Arts and Technology in the Early Years (PEP 2) and EDFD56U Research as Reflective Practice for Early Years Professional Including Graduate Professional Experience 4 (Birth to Five or Five to Eight) (PEP 4).
5 Students who wish to teach in Catholic schools will be required to concurrently enrol in the 40 credit point Graduate Certificate in Religious Education which meets the minimum requirements to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools. The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education also permits teachers to satisfy requirements for teaching religious education in Anglican schools. In Victoria, students should complete the following units: EDRE515 Religious Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, EDRE516 Learning and Teaching for RE (which includes sacramental education); THBS501 Biblical Studies and THCT500 Foundations of Christian Faith (which also includes a module of sacramental theology). In Queensland, the ACT and NSW students should complete EDRE515 Religious Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives; EDRE524 Religious Education and the Young Child; THBS501 Biblical Studies and THCT500 Foundations of Christian Faith. Students who wish to teach religious education in Anglican schools may complete the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. In some dioceses, the Anglican Schools Commission in conjunction with their College of Theology provide alternate units for THBS501 Biblical Studies and THCT500 Foundations of Christian Faith. Students interested in pursuing this pathway should contact the National Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education at ACU and seek approval for alternate units before enrolling at the theological college. Students who wish to complete the requirements for teaching in Lutheran schools must register and enrol with Australian Lutheran College as well as with Australian Catholic University. The following Australian Lutheran College units will both complete a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education and assist students towards accreditation to teach in Lutheran schools: BS8003L Bible Then and Now, CT8002L Christian Faith in Modern Context, DE8019L Lutheran Perspectives on Schooling and DE8029L Teaching Christian Studies in the Lutheran school. Students wishing to teach in Lutheran schools should contact Australian Lutheran College directly.