Commonwealth Supported Places available for Semester 1, 2013 at the Monash Peninsula and City campus
The early childhood education sector in Australia is experiencing significant growth and there is an increasing demand for qualified early childhood education professionals. If you have completed a Diploma of Children’s Services (or equivalent) and are seeking to advance your qualifications in early childhood education then the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies program is ideal for you.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (BECS) is a two year full time program of study (or three years part time at the City campus) that builds on existing Diploma of Children's Services (or equivalent) qualifications. The program provides students with a pathway towards a degree in early childhood education. If you have recognised prior experience and qualifications, you are able to enter the course with a minimum of one year advanced standing.
What will I learn?
As a BECS student, you will learn how to teach children develop their creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capacities. You will also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to teachr early years literacy, numeracy and science. Subjects cover the importance of contexts and issues in family studies, teaching children with special needs and professional practice. You will also examine the theories underpinning play and pedagogy, health and well-being and issues in child development.
Students build on existing knowledge and are encouraged to critically reflect on contemporary issues in early childhood education, family studies and teacher research.
For more details on subject content, visit the BECS coursemap.
Why study the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies at Monash?
Throughout the program, students will learn from a group of passionate and experienced early childhood academic staff in the Faculty of Education. The early childhood education teaching staff work closely with students to strengthen and develop their knowledge of early childhood studies and teaching through a combination of theory and practical placements.
As part of the program, students undertake up to 80 days of professional placements which develop teaching skills and confidence. The Faculty’s partnerships and placements office organise each placement.
Delivery mode and fees
The BECS course is delivered in a number of study modes. You can choose from full-time or part-time mode at the Peninsula campus or you have the option of a flexible delivery mode at the Monash Melbourne City campus. Students at the city campus study part-time, engaging in face-to-face workshops, one weekend per term for 12 terms (across a four-term year). Core units are completed in three years and the placement units are completed at the end of the three year period. This option is suited to people who wish to continue working part time or full time.
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available Semester 1, 2013.
Note: The off-campus study option is only available in Singapore through the Faculty of Education's offshore partner Kaplan Higher Education.
International students, please visit the BECS course information page.
Please visit the BECS entry requirements page.
Applications close 30 November 2012.
Domestic students should apply online - see our How to Apply page.
International students should apply through International Recruitment Services - see the Admission for International Students page.