external applications should be made directly to the University, using the Deakin                                                                                                              BACHELOR OF
University Online Application System available at www.deakin.edu.au/apply.
Applicants are required to forward proof of academic studies completed (i.e., other                                                                                                            EARLY CHILDHOOD
formal or professional development courses), details of relevant life experiences
(e.g., significant experience with children or work in an early childhood setting as

a regular volunteer, member of management committee, etc.), and past or current
employment in childcare, kindergarten, or other early childhood settings.

Applications must be submitted by the first day of December each year, but earlier
applications are encouraged as early round offers will be made and the number of
Commonwealth Supported Places (formerly HeCS) is limited.

After completing a bachelors degree in early Childhood education at Deakin,
graduates may undertake a Masters of education. Students that have included
research methodology units and a research paper or minor thesis in their masters
program, and achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 70% or higher for these units,
may then apply for entry into the PhD program.

Graduates of the Bachelor of early Childhood education (Honours) achieving a GPA
of 70% or higher are eligible to apply directly for Doctoral studies in the School of
education without the need to complete a masters qualification.

                                                                                                                                                       FURTHER INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                        To enquiry about the program or
                                                                                                                                                    to speak to a member of staff about
                                                                                                                                            this course or your eligibilty, please contact:

                                                                                                                                                            Course enrolment Officer
                                                                                                                                                        Faculty of Arts and education
                                                                                                                                        Phone +61 3 5227 1024 | Fax +61 3 5227 2014

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I WARRNAMBOOL

                                                                                        The information published in this brochure was correct at the time of printing but Deakin University

www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/education/ece                                                 reserves the right to alter, amend or delete any details.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   valuing experience: early Childhood Professional Advocacy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trimester 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eCe403 Developing Partnerships (1cp)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eCe402 Promoting Science and environmental Awareness (1cp)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eCe401 Advanced Management of Young Children’s Behaviour (1cp)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eCe400 Cultural Persepective Through Dance (1cp)2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Two units selected to suit the purpose topic chosen from:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Trimester 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Work experience in industry unit.
                                                                                                                                                                  Individually supervised units. Weekly contact with a supervising lecture is required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cp=credit points.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A doctorate is a PhD. It indicates that the recipient has undertaken independent research on an original topic at the highest level and thus has contributed knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to the field or profession.
                                                                    STATUS FOR EMPLOYMENT
                                                                    Graduates of the Bachelor of early Childhood education (Honours) (BeCe Hons) program
                                                                    will be recognised as four-year qualified early childhood teachers.

                                                                    ADMISSION AND SELECTION
                                                                    The BeCe (Hons) is available to graduates of a three-year bachelor degree in early
                                                                    childhood education studies who have attained excellent results, and also those current
                                                                    students who have completed one year of the Bachelor of early Childhood education with
                                                                    high marks. The BeCe (Hons) is a two-year course, but successful applicants will be given
                                                                    advanced standing into the course so they only have one year to complete at honours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Honours Thesis: Part A (2cp)4
                                                                    To be considered, applicants will normally have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 70% or
                                                                    higher. Places will be limited and selection is competitive.
Deakin University, a leading provider of teacher education
in Victoria, offers innovative degree programs in early
                                                                    As they will be researching in early childhood settings, as students will also
childhood education. Our courses prepare students to meet
                                                                    need a current Working With Children Check card (WWCC).
the requirements for working in kindergartens and the early

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Leadership (1cp)3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         early Childhood Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         valuing experience:
childhood education field.
                                                                    FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
During level 4 of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
(Honours) students will:                                            For information about fees and scholarships, please visit:
  > write a research proposal                                       • Fees www.deakin.edu.au/fees
  > undertake 2 units from the level 4 program of the BECE          • Scholarships www.deakin.edu.au/scholarships
  > complete EXR480 (a research methods unit where students
    will explore the use of different methods used in               Special equity and access places (SeAS) are available for some rural or mature age or
    researching the ECE area)                                       Indigenous students, as well as people with disabilities and in other equity categories. To

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     education and Training (1cp)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Research Methodologies in
  > complete EXR490 (an individually-supervised unit                be considered for one of these places, please ensure that you tick the appropriate box on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Honors Thesis: Part B (2cp)4
    involving a literature review related to the students’ chosen   your application.
    research question, and gaining of an ethics clearance for
    the proposed study)
  > undertake the research in an early childhood setting
  > write a 4-credit point thesis that is judged by qualified
    professionals to be original work of a high standard.

Honours courses serve two purposes. Firstly, they indicate that

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Research Design and Development
a graduate has very high levels of knowledge in their field, and
secondly, in most higher education institutions, graduates from
honours programs may apply for a doctoral program.1

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