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Upskilling with Undergraduate Certificate of Special and Inclusive Support

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:32 pm
by oceaneyes96
Hello,
I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, from TAFE NSW. Recently I've started an online Undergraduate Certificate of Special and Inclusive Support at The University of Newcastle, online. I'm finding the course interesting. This post relates to my Childcare Career and Career Pathways. Is anyone else doing an Undergraduate Certificate like me?

The only thing is, The UON offers only a dual Undergraduate Degree of Early Childhood and Primary School Education. They don't offer a singular Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. So, after completion of the Certificate would I be able to go to a different university and use credit transfer towards a Bachelor of ECT?

Also I am on the spectrum, so I am finding online study a lot easier than face to face. Are there any other autistic Educators out there?
Maybe its a rarity .....as the autistic peers that studied Early Childhood with me, either unfortunately dropped out or failed their course.

Also, I'm sure I can use the Undergraduate Certificate to look for Assistant roles in Early Intervention, Allied Health Support or Child Life Therapy or other niches...if I don't want to study a Bachelor. Is this right haha?

I already have a firm understanding and lived experience of autism, disability, the NDIS and inclusion so hopefully I'll find a role which I'm well suited to. I'm working casually in Long Day Care, After School Care and In Home Care so I have current work experience, not just a theoretical base.

Looking forward to everyone else's replies! :)

Kind regards,
Suzanna