|(60 credit points)|
|(60 credit points)|
Bachelor of Early Learning - Online
Course code/s: EBEL
|Course Coordinator||Carla Jeffrey|
|Available to International students||No|
|Course duration||4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent|
|Leave of absence available||Yes|
Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
The Bachelor of Early Learning offers professionals working in the early childhood sector the opportunity to upgrade from a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to a four-year Bachelor qualification. The course is designed for people who are currently employed in the early childhood profession and offers a flexible online mode of study suitable for full and part-time employees in early childhood. Graduates will be qualified to teach children from birth to five as a kindergarten teacher.
Applicants must have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent qualification. It is expected that applicants will be working in early childhood. If this is not the case, students may be required to seek additional employment opportunities.
Working with Children Check
The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all students undertaking placements in early learning centres. You must provide a certified copy of your valid Working with Children card at course commencement. If you do not have a valid Working with Children card, you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check application. Confirmation of a criminal record may jeopardise your ability to gain access to a suitable, or any, placement(s) and may therefore delay or prevent completion of the course.
The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.
To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Early Learning (EBEL) Bendigo Online 2018 [PDF 130 KB]
The course consists of 1.5 years (180 credit points) of advanced standing granted for completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and a further 300 credit points of study taken over 2.5 years.
Course content is delivered through online learning. There is no on-campus attendance requirement.
There are four intake periods: March, May, August and November
Subjects are offered across four 10-week teaching periods. Teaching periods in 2018 are listed below:
|Online study period||Start date||End date|
|Online study 1/4||Monday, 5 March 2018||Sunday, 13 May 2018|
|Online study 2/4||Monday, 28 May 2018||Sunday, 5 August 2018|
|Online study 3/4||Monday, 20 August 2018||Sunday, 28 October 2018|
|Online study 4/4||Monday, 12 November 2018||Sunday, 17 February 2019|
Please note: LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.
|Assessment and Reporting in Early Childhood Education|
|Children and the Arts|
|Connections and Transitions|
|Making Sense of Their World|
|Communications for Inclusive Contexts|
|Learning Difficulties and Disabilities|
|Designing Early Childhood Curriculum|
|Outdoor and Nature Play|
|Family and Community Perspectives in Early Childhood Education|
|Teacher as Researcher Project|
|Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education|
|The Professional Work of Teachers|
|Learning Journey Portfolio|