Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Care: 0-8 Years)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Notre Dame provides students with a qualification to work with children from birth to age eight in both childcare and school settings, with an extensive practicum experience component amounting to 32 weeks over four years - including experience in childcare and schools.
Notre Dame values its role as a leading contributor to the vocation of teaching. The teaching programs are designed to produce well educated, industry ready graduates who will find suitable and satisfying employment in a wide range of education and care settings. As well as an extensive practicum experience, students are provided with:
Strong supportive and mentoring arrangements
The ability to teach in all learning areas of the Curriculum Framework and the Australian National Curriculum
The strong integration of theory and practice
Coursework that is contemporary, practical, interactive and focused on problem solving
Professional reflection on practice
Exposure to emergent learning technologies
Attainment of employer, government and teacher registration requirements
Accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school (if desired)
A unique feature of the degree is that a unit of study is completed during the practicum. Specialist staff, in the host setting, teach this unit for the University. This gives students the benefit of the contemporary experience of practising educators and allows students to relate the teaching methodologies examined directly to their observation and teaching practice.
Career Opportunities
Graduates may find employment in Catholic, independent and government schools as well as within the childcare sector. Notre Dame graduates have a very high rate of employment success.
Accreditation: Teachers i Registration Board of Western Australia


Which department am I in? School of Education

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have completed a minimum of a Certificate IV qualification from a Registered Training Organization (RTO); Successful completed units from other tertiary institutions; Physiotherapy and Law courses require at least one year of an undergraduate degree course with 65% or above average pass marks or minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 6.5 (6.0); TOEFL (IB): 90; CAE/CPE: 176; PTE (Academic): 61.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have
Successful completion of a Notre Dame enabling program
One semester (FTE) success in an undergraduate university course
Diploma in a related area completed at a Registered Training Organisation (TAFE) or equivalent
STAT score of 145 or higher
Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE exams
English language requirement:
IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 8.0 (7.0)

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
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Full Time (4 years)

A$28,772.00 (US$ 22,505) per year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018, 18 February 2019, 29 July 2019

The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Campus, 32 Mouat Street, FREMANTLE, Western Australia, 6959, PERTH, Australia