Our self-paced, online Undergraduate Certificate of Early Childhood Education is ideal for Diploma qualified educators who are not sure whether or not they want to launch into Bachelor level studies. This course will give you a unique opportunity to sample four subjects taken directly from the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education course offered at Box Hill Institute. They will provide you with a clear indication of what is involved in studying early childhood teaching and assist you to take the plunge into the next stage of your career development.
Through the four subjects offered you will explore
All four subjects will extend your current knowledge and skills which can be directly translated for use within your current workplace.
These four subjects, together with your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care studies will provide you with ten subjects credit when you enrol into our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education course.
25 Feb 2021 at 05:00AM AEST
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Full time: 6 months (approximately)
This course is delivered online. Online learning can involve a range of programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Online delivery means that you can enrol in this course when you wish, and complete at your own pace.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Application of Skills and Knowledge:
Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at a public TAFE or other VET provider are welcome to apply. All training packages of Diploma of Early Childhood are accepted regardless of date completed.
You must also have:
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
After successful completion you will be able to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (provided you meet all entry requirements) and will receive ten subjects credit
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$249||$8,241|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$249||$8,241|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You will study four online subjects consecutively, at your own pace.
Each subject is assessed through essays, reports, case studies and portfolios. There are no exams for this course and no practical placement requriements.
Families and the Early Childhood Community (the first subject in this course) stresses the importance of working in partnership with families in caring for and educating children. There will be a focus on strategies to establish and maintain relationships with families within the early childhood community and across the broader community. You will research the principles and values of implementing a family-centred practice approach in the delivery of services. You will explore the social, structural and cultural diversity of families, attitudes, legislation and policies that impact on Australian families including the historical and cultural perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations and the implications for curriculum development and service delivery.
You will undertake some observer research and immersion in the local community as a strategy to more fully understand the socio-cultural context of families in your care and the implications for delivering a program that supports child and family strengths.
Mathematics in Early Childhood (the second subject in this course) extends your theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to teaching and learning mathematics with young children. You will analyse how young children develop their mathematical understandings and how the role of gender, culture and learning dispositions may influence the acquisition of mathematical concepts. The unit will focus on how teachers can use children’s interests and everyday experiences to explore mathematical concepts and develop problem-solving skills. There will be a focus on play-based and intentional teaching strategies.
Language and Literacy Development (the third subject in this course) develops your understanding of theories of language development. It aims to develop your abilities to foster language and literacy acquisition in young children. The relationship between literacy theories and practice will be explored. The importance of oral language as a basis for literacy along with an understanding of the stages of the reading and writing processes will be examined to assist you to identify appropriate pedagogies including evaluation and assessment to meet the needs and interests of diverse young literacy learners. You will be supported to use your developing theoretical understanding of language and literacy development to implement a range of language and literacy experiences that target children’s interests and language and literacy profiles in your own workplace. As you develop your philosophy of language and literacy curriculum development, the workplace provides a challenging environment to test the validity of your philosophies. You will be encouraged to implement rich literacy experiences and develop your skills in storytelling, mime, puppetry and creative writing.
Positive learning environments (the final subject in this course) aims to extend your understanding of challenges facing children growing up in contemporary Australia. It will strengthen your ability to take a critical stance on local and global issues and how these issues may be incorporated in the early childhood program. The role of advocacy for children and children’s rights will be addressed, along with development of the teacher’s identity as an agent of change.
You will be challenged to extend your understanding of the importance of the structure and management of learning environments. You will examine the role of the adult in developing and maintaining positive learning environments in early childhood settings, and your role in resourcing parents to support their children to develop social competence and cooperative and responsible behaviours. You will be asked to identify possible causes of challenging behaviours and strategies to apply to encourage more productive behaviours. The unit examines effective guidance strategies to develop an environment that supports children’s learning and well-being. This unit aims to enable you to bring together your understanding of the importance and power of creating positive learning environments for children’s well-being and learning.
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