Credit points


Minimum duration


Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Melbourne

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.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant :

a) must have completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or an equivalent qualification approved by ACECQA;

b) must be currently employed by an eligible early childhood service that delivers (or intends to deliver) a funded kindergarten program in Victoria.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Education Studies (Part A)
  2. 50 cp from Effective Teaching Units (Part B)
  3. 110 cp from Early Childhood Units (Part C)
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part D)

Other requirements

  1. Students must pass all professional experience components, including professional experience embedded within units.
  2. Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Working with Children Check or equivalent requirements in other states and territories. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed the following requirements may exit from the course with that qualification:[1]

  1. Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Bachelor of Educational Studies

Part A : Education Studies

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10
EDES101Educational Thought10
EDES104Digital Cultures and Capabilities10
EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10
EDES300Comparative Education: Local and Global Contexts10
EDES302Professional Communication10

Part B : Effective Teaching Units

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDET100Effective Teaching 1: Becoming a Teacher10
EDET111Effective Teaching 2: Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy10
EDET211Effective Teaching 3 Positive Environments to Engage Young Learners10
EDET460Effective Teaching 5: Understanding and Implementing Assessment and Data Informed Practice10
EDET461Effective Teaching 6: Professional Engagement and Reflection10

Part C : Early Childhood Units

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDAR460Arts as Meaning in Early Childhood10
EDEC111Early Years Curriculum and Play-Based Pedagogies10
EDEC360Professional Identities in Early Childhood10
EDEC366Positive Environments for Learning and Development10
EDEC461Pedagogy of Relationships in Early Childhood10
EDEN100Foundations of Literacy10
EDEN102Children's Literature for Early Reading10
EDEN290English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-8)10
EDMA163Exploring Mathematics and Numeracy10
EDMA290Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-12)10
EDSI168Science, Inquiry and Sustainability10

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10
  1. Graduates of this course are Early Childhood Teachers (ECT). None of these qualifications qualifies a student to teach in a Primary or Secondary school in Australia.

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