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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years) / Bachelor of Behavioural Science

Here at The University of Notre Dame Australia, we pride ourselves on creating job-ready graduates who are in great demand in the workforce and this is especially true of our Education double degrees. Our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science degree provides you with a qualification to work with young children in both childcare and school settings. This degree includes an extensive workplace component in both childcare centres and schools, amounting to 32 weeks over five years.

Have you always had a special interest in the care and education of young children? Can you imagine the joy that comes with helping a child’s learning and development? If so, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science is the ideal degree for you.

This highly-structured and intensive program qualifies you to work with children from birth to eight years, in both childcare and school settings. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a perfect combination of theory and practice. The program covers traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics and the Humanities plus special early childhood education courses such as Play and Pedagogy. In addition, you will be required to undertake 32 weeks of practical experience in a range of childcare and classroom settings.  A unique feature is that this practicum experience directly counts towards your degree.

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree combines elements of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, Behavioural Science forges a connection between traditional psychology and social work. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage. You will also develop an understanding and respect for social and cultural diversity.

This double degree will give you the skills and knowledge you need to operate effectively in an educational setting.

Please note: Education students in Western Australia must pass the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).  You must register and pay for the test.

Campus Information

Fremantle Campus

Our foundation Campus is located in the historic West End of the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a ‘town university’ of great character. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafe?s, shops and the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’, and all major transport hubs.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
GTE/Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Early childhood including long day care, family day care, pre-schools, after-hours care
  • Primary school settings
  • Primary school settings
  • Community and government organisations

PSW Opportunity

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane: 

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates 

Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa) 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Academic requirements for this program are outlined below. We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

  • Indicative ATAR of 80 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature  or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD);
    OR
  • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 28.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

  • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects.

Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University,  which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced  Standing.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

  • Completed AQF Diploma or higher in a relevant discipline, from an  accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and  who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with  relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not  limited to:

  • STAT scores of at least 150 in the Multiple Choice section and Written English section are required;
    OR
  • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting  ATAR of 80 or above;
    OR
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if  these have been completed within the last 5 years.