Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) - 2012 only

The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) contains five days* of professional experience in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting that is administered by the Professional Experience Office in the unit EDEC324.

7 further days are in the degree contained within various units. Please consult the Courses and Units Catalogue or contact the unit co-ordinator for more information.


Early Childcare Settings

All professional experience placements in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting must meet the following requirements to be counted for placement. The Early Childhood Education and Care setting must:

  • Be a setting approved by ACECQA that caters for children prior to school age;
  • Be using the Early Learning Years Framework.
EDEC324 (PrEx 5 days)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a five day adult-oriented placement in an ACECQA approved early childhood education and care setting where whole setting early education management and leadership are investigated. If the student is currently employed in an early childhood setting/organisation, this placement must occur outside the current or past place of employment.


Specific Requirements

The supervising director must be a minimum four year degree trained early childhood teacher.


Acceptable Venues for this Placement

  • An ACECQA approved early childhood education and care setting that is NOT the UNE student's workplace (this could be a child care centre, a family day care co-ordinating scheme, or a preschool if the director has significant non-teaching leadership roles).

Unacceptable Venues for this Placement

  • Any early childhood education and care setting in which the UNE student is working or has worked
  • Family day care educator’s home setting (a Family Day Care Co-ordinating Scheme office setting is acceptable)
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair

*Some students may be required to complete one, two or three additional professional experience placements in accordance with registration requirements outside of New South Wales. Please check with your state regulatory body how many days of professional experience you will require.

PREX310 - Professional Experience Birth to Two Years (10 Days)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a 10 day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged birth to two years


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be a minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.


Acceptable Venues for this Placement

  • ACECQA approved childcare centre that accommodates for children aged birth to two years.

Unacceptable Venues for this Placement

  • Pre-school
  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
PREX311 - Professional Experience Three to Five Years (10 days)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a five day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged two to five years. If the student is currently employed in an Early Childhood centre, this placement must occur outside the current place of employment.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be minimum four year trained* Early Childhood teacher.

*If you are unable to meet this requirement due to extenuating circumstances, for example, residing in remote or rural settings, please contact the Office for Professional Learning regarding the possibility of other arrangements. 


Acceptable Venues for this Placement

  • An ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting that accommodates for children aged two to five years. 

Unacceptable Venues for this Placement

  • The UNE student's current workplace
  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
PREX313 - Early Childhood Professional Experience Birth to Five Years (20 days)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a 20 day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged birth to five years.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.


Acceptable Venues for this Placement

  • ACECQA approved early childhood setting that accommodates for children aged birth to five years. 

Unacceptable Venues for this Placement

  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair