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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Master of Education Master of Guidance and Counselling Graduate Certificate of Career Development Graduate Certificate of Research Methods 1 university • 2 countries • 3 tropical locations

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JCU Singapore Established in 2003

JCU Singapore is fully owned by James Cook University Australia. The university is ranked in the top 4%* of universities in the world. It established JCU Singapore in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus including Business, IT, Psychology and Education.

Additionally, JCU Singapore offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately meet university entrance standards. JCU Singapore campuses are located at Upper Thomson and at Ang Mo Kio. Both provide students with access to a full range of facilities and services to support their learning. These include lecture and seminar rooms, library and associated study facilities, computer laboratories, and access to a variety of sporting facilities. In order to ensure that students have ready access to LearnJCU, our technology based learning management system, all students are provided with an iPad** when they commence their course. JCU Inter-campus Mobility Program JCU Singapore provides the opportunity for students to study in Singapore and in Australia and yet still remain as Singapore based students paying their fees in Singapore currency. This is a unique program in Asia and is only able to operate because the university operates across both countries. The program is designed to ensure the students get the best possible outcomes from their years of study with the university. * The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2013 ** Provisions apply


James Cook University’s School of Education has provided world class education programs for 40 years. It has a strong commitment to the development of educational and organisational leaders. All the courses are internationally recognised and identical to the ones awarded in JCU Australia.

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit www.ica.gov.sg JCU Singapore is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Council for Private Education (CPE) a statutory board formed in 2009. EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In JCU Singapore, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. JCU Singapore will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable. For more details please visit the CPE website: www.cpe.gov.sg


Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Teaching can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers. The School of Education at JCU offers world-class teacher education. JCU offers excellent support for teaching students including accessible teaching staff, micro teaching and computer laboratories and excellent library and research resources.

Career prospects Early childhood teachers work in schools, preschools and childcare centres. Teaching is a portable qualification and teachers are in demand throughout Singapore, Australia and overseas. Many JCU graduates have taken the opportunity to travel and teach in Europe, Asia and North America.

Our Bachelor of Education is an Australian approved teacher education program. As a JCU Education graduate, you will have the skills and qualifications to seek employment across Australia, Singapore* and beyond. Early childhood is a highly specialised field that focuses on the education of children from birth to age 8 with a special focus on Kindergarten, Prep and Years 1-3.

Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time Course Structure: 3 trimesters per year (full-time: normally 4 subjects per trimester part-time: normally 2 subjects per trimester) Intake: June Total Tuition Fees: S$51,275 Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

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* Based on the current programme outline, graduates from this programme would meet the Early Childhood Development Agency’s professional qualification requirements for teacher certification.


Course Structure Students need to complete the following subjects:

LEVEL 1

Foundations of Education Foundations of Languages and Literacies in Education Foundations of Educational Technologies Foundations of Educational Psychology Foundations of Sustainability in Education Foundations of Mathematics in Education Indigenous Australian World Views 1: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity

LEVEL 2

Second Year Professional Experience Teaching for Learning 1 Education for Cultural Diversity Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 1 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 1 Early Childhood Education and Care 1

LEVEL 3

Third Year Professional Experience Social and Environmental Education for Early Childhood Science Education for Early Childhood Teaching for Learning 2 (ECE) Arts Education for Early Childhood Inclusive Education for Special Needs Early Childhood Education and Care 2 Technologies Across the Curriculum

LEVEL 4

Fourth Year Professional Experience A* Fourth Year Professional Experience B* Teaching for Learning 3 (ECE) Early Childhood Language and Literacy 2 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students Service Learning for Sustainable Futures Indigenous Futures

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Any 2 of the following subjects: Effective Writing Introduction to Counselling Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Visual Art

Additional Completion Requirement 41 days of Professional Experience must be undertaken in Australia for students to be eligible for a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) degree. Travel costs and living expenses in Australia will be at students’ own cost.

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Master of Guidance and Counselling This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally. This course embodies work skills to help students fulfil their professional and personal aspirations. Duration: 24 months Course Structure: 3 trimesters per year | take 1-4 subjects per trimester Intakes: February, June & October Total Tuition Fees: S$33,705 Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

This program is only available for Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders

Study Program Students are required to complete 12 subjects (36 credit points) based on availability and scheduling. 8 core subjects (24 credit points): Foundations of Counselling Theory Foundations of Counselling Practice Advanced Counselling Assessment Atypical Development Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling Reflective Practice in Guidance & Counselling Practicum in Guidance and Counselling

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4 subjects (12 credit points) from the Master of Education offerings (Students may also choose to study one subject from the Business or IT disciplines in place of a Master of Education subject.)

Career prospects

Advanced Standing

The Master of Guidance and Counselling degree equips graduates with the skills, confidence and knowledge to become a professional counsellor in a variety of locations and settings.

Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they have a minimum of two years full time relevant working experience.

Course Requirements •  Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study time per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block. •  Practicum consists of 120 hours of practice (90 hours minimum faceto-face) over a period of 2 trimesters. •  Practicum placement assistance is provided by the University

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Master of Education The Master of Education is designed for teachers, managers, policy makers, and educational professionals wanting to deepen their knowledge and understanding of educational theory, practice, policy and process.

Study Program

This qualification does not lead to registration as a teacher in schools.

Educational Leadership and Management Behaviour Management Issues in the Education and Care of Young Children Research in Early Childhood Education Introduction to Educational Research Research Proposal and Ethics Research Dissertation* *This subject consists of 6 credit points, equal to 2 subjects

Duration: 16 months part time; 12 months full time Course Structure: 3 trimesters per year | take 1-4 subjects per trimester Intakes: February, June & October Total Tuition Fees: $22,470 Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

Students are required to complete 8 subjects (24 credit points) based on availability and scheduling.

or Students may also select subjects from the Master of Guidance and Counselling, provided they meet the selection criteria for the subjects.

Career prospects Graduates move into leadership, management and administration positions within schools and other organisations, gain academic appointments and take appointments as educational consultants and researchers.

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Graduate Certificate of Career Development This course is designed for those who want to work in career education, career guidance and career counselling. The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has endorsed the Graduate Certificate of Career Development delivered by James Cook University as meeting the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners. This course can also be completed in conjunction with the Master of Guidance and Counselling.

Career prospects Graduates will have a specialisation in career development counselling.

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Study Program Students are required to complete 3 core subjects (12 credit points) Foundations of Counselling Theory Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling Career Development Portfolio* *This subject consists of 6 credit points, equal to 2 subjects Students who have successfully completed a Master of Guidance and Counselling degree or postgraduate equivalent may apply for advanced standing for the core subjects Foundations of Counselling Theory and Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling.

Duration: 12 months Course Structure: 3 trimesters per year Intakes: February, June & October Total Tuition Fees: S$11,556 Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.


Graduate Certificate of Research Methods

(Arts, Education and Social Sciences) The Graduate Certificate of Research Methods is for graduates from any discipline who do not have the appropriate research experience to meet the entry requirements for higher degree programs at James Cook University. This course gives graduates sufficient research experience to enter many postgraduate research programs at James Cook University.

Career prospects This program equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to progress to a Higher Degree by Research program.

Study Program Students are required to complete 3 core subjects (12 credit points): Introduction to Educational Research Research Proposal and Ethics Research Dissertation* *This subject consists of 6 credit points, equal to 2 subjects Duration: 12 months Course Structure: 3 trimesters per year Intake: February Total Tuition Fees: S$11,556 Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

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Entry Requirements Bachelor of Education Entry Requirements •  Satisfactory completion of 12 years of schooling or equivalent

English Requirements •  All students must meet minimum literacy standards as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

•  IELTS 7.0 (no component lower than 7.0)/TOEFL iBT 100 (with minimum writing score of 23) and above; or

•  Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement

Master of Guidance and Counselling Entry Requirements •  Completion of an appropriate three-year undergraduate degree from this or another university

English Requirements •  IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 90 (with minimum writing score of 21) and above; or

•  Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study

in English medium may satisfy the English language requirement on a case-by-case basis.

•  Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to

Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees. (Further information on AQF can be found at www.aqf.edu.au)

Master of Education Entry Requirements •  A minimum of at least four years academic and/or professional experience in a cognate discipline

English Requirements •  IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 90 (with minimum writing score of 21) and above; or

•  Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study

in English medium may satisfy the English language requirement on a case-by-case basis.

•  Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to

Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees. (Further information on AQF can be found at www.aqf.edu.au)

Graduate Certificate of Career Development & Graduate Certificate of Research Methods Entry Requirements • Successful completion of a recognised undergraduate degree • Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to

Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Masters degrees. (Further information on AQF can be found at www.aqf.edu.au)

Desirable Requirements (Applicable to Graduate Certificate of Research Methods only)

• Students achieve a credit average in their undergraduate degree

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English Requirements • IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 90 (with

minimum writing score of 21) and above; or Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English language requirement on a case-by-case basis.


Sarah Mangelsdorf Master of Guidance and Counselling

“The MGC qualification complements my background in education and gives me the flexibility of working internationally and offers a guidance component, which is essential for practicing as a counsellor. The individualised support that JCU gives each student is exemplary. The administration and academic staff are accessible and often go out of their way to assist.� 11


Your Local Representative:

James Cook Australia Institute of Higher Learning Upper Thomson Campus 600 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574421 Ang Mo Kio Campus 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54 Singapore 569184 T +65 6576 6833 | F +65 6455 2833 | E enquiries-singapore@jcu.edu.au | W www.jcu.edu.sg CPE Registration No. 200100786K | Period of registration: 13 July 2010 to 12 July 2014

James Cook University Australia offers pathway, undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the JCU Singapore campus. This publication is intended as a general guide. The information is correct at the time of printing. JCU Singapore reserves the right to alter any course contents or admission requirements without prior notice. Printed SIN05/14 James Cook University, Australia CRICOS Provider Code 00117J


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