Early Childhood short term study abroad program in Japan

A two-week Early Childhood Education Japan study tour program

24th November to December 9th, 2018

Receive credit towards your Bachelor degree

Receive $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship to support your study in Japan
PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted by close of business on FRIDAY MARCH 30th, 2018

Express your interest

If you are a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at UNE and are in your third or fourth year of study, you can submit an Expression of Interest for the 2018 New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship. Places are competitive and an expression of interest does not guarantee you a place in the program. Applications will be reviewed on the merit and suitability of the applicant as well as meeting the eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility requirements

The Australian Federal Government has provided UNE and the School of Education with 8 mobility scholarships for the Early Childhood Education Japan Study Tour program under the New Colombo Plan.

Students who receive a scholarship for the Early Childhood Education Japan Study Tour program must:

  • be an Australian Citizen. Students with dual citizenship or permanent residency or similar in another location/country are eligible, however, they must undertake their study in a third Host location, of which they do not have citizenship or residency right
  • be in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of the B.Ed (Early Childhood and Primary) degree at UNE
  • be aged 18 to 28 inclusive at the commencement of the study program
  • not have already completed EDEC421, EDEC 321 or OSSE 300

Enrolling in OSSE300 for T3 2018

All students going on the Japan Mobility Study Tour must enrol in OSSE300 for T3 2018. When you are enrolled you will be given special limited access to the Moodle unit OSSE300 in T1 2018 in order to assist with planning for the trip. The only students who should be enrolled in this unit are the specially selected group of B.Ed (ECP) students who are going on the Early Childhood Education Japan Study Tour November/December 2018. OSSE300 is a special unit that we are using for this particular group of students on this occasion.

The study content and assessment tasks in OSSE300 will be compatible with EDEC421 and EDEC321. This means that IF you have NOT already done EDEC321 or EDEC421 then you will gain credit for either EDEC421 or EDEC321 by doing OSSE300.

So when you enrol in OSSE300, you MUST NOT enrol in EDEC421 or EDEC321.

You will get an academic note (on your transcript) that will state that you have been permitted to substitute OSSE300 for either EDEC321 or EDEC421. By completing the two assessment criteria in the unit you will fulfill any accreditation requirements of ACECQA and NESA.

Sample Study Program Schedule

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Dr Yukiyo Nishida (yukiyo. nishida@une.edu.au)