A candidate shall:
(a) (i) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, approved by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA); and
(ii) after completion of the Diploma above, have completed early childhood workplace experience comprising one year full-time (or equivalent) room leader experience or two years full-time (or equivalent) experience as a family day care accredited provider or an early childhood teacher assistant/aide or an accredited before and after school carer. Applicants should provide a Statement of Service from the early childhood provider on centre/business letterhead signed by their supervisor specifying their work experience after completion of the Diploma. ACECQA accredits all early childhood providers and has a list of accredited providers on their website; and
(iii) meet the Standard Minimum English Language Requirement as set out in the University's English Language Requirements; or
(b) hold a three-year AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in Early Childhood recognised by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA); and
(i) provide either a signed copy of Professional Experience Reports or a letter from the tertiary institution where the Bachelor was awarded specifying that the applicant completed at least 10 days Professional Experience with the Birth-2 age group; or
(ii) provide evidence (employer's letter on company letterhead) of at least 10 days experience with the Birth-2 age group acquired after the award of the Bachelor Degree.
Students not meeting criteria (b)(i) or (b)(ii) may be admitted but must complete the unit PREX310 Professional Experience Birth to 2 Years (10 days) in addition to the normal Program of Study.
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) is open to those International Students only with an Australian Temporary Resident status that permits them to study online and to attempt Professional Experience Placements in ACECQA-approved Australian settings.