This course aims to refine the preparation of effective future practitioners employed in the birth to five years education sector. We want our teachers to recognise the importance of the early years and the educator's role in children's lives and have a balance between strong practical skills and a strong theoretical underpinning.
The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is designed to:
This course provides a four-year education qualification in the prior to school area.
The Associate Degree in Early Childhood (Birth to Five) is designed to:
The Associate Degree in Early Childhood (Birth to Five) offers students a pathway into CSU's Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years). This course is delivered in association with NSW TAFE Riverina and Western Institutes and allows students to complete the units of competency from Stage Two and Three of the TAFE Diploma in Children’s Services and prepare for university studies at the same time.
This course will build on the VET qualification through critical analysis, extended reading and an assessment item that integrates the learning from the VET qualification with the learning from the university component. It is designed to strategically build the academic literacy and internet communication technology (ICT) skills necessary to succeed in university education.
Students will gradually be introduced to the academic writing conventions at university and given the opportunity to master these skills as they complete the TAFE Diploma in early childhood.
The Associate Degree in Early Childhood (Birth to Five) can be completed in one year by distance education. At the commencement of the first session, a face-to-face orientation session will be held in Port Macquarie, Griffith and Parkes. During the course, a monthly study group session will be held via videoconference. Students are encouraged to attend these as they provide a great way to stay connected with the other students in the course.
4 years distance education
To graduate, students must successfully complete 256 points.
This course includes a workplace learning component. More information on subjects and course structure
To study this course, you will need to indicate your likelihood of success through previous studies and other attainments and experience.
When weighing up the costs of study, consider the benefits of having the qualification you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Session 1; Session 2; Session 3
4 years distance education
Teaching is the single largest profession in Australia, and the field of education continues to grow in size and significance, ensuring that skilled and enthusiastic graduates are constantly in demand.
Social commentator, author and passionate advocate for public education, Ms Jane Caro spoke about why we should stand up for public education in Australia, and how we can do it.
"If you enjoy a challenge, working with lots of interesting people, and want to make a difference, then this course is for you."
"I was privileged to take part in the internship experience in my fourth year of study."