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Study Early Childhood Teaching

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching prepares students as specialists in the teaching of children from birth to 12 years. You can work as a teacher in Ausralian primary schools and kindergartens

Course Overview

The early years are a time of rapid growth and development. Early relationships, interactions and experiences provide the foundation for everything that follows – school, work, life. An Early childhood teacher makes a significant and lasting contribution to a child’s education and lifelong learning. You will be supported by specialist early childhood academics and will experience unique, real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood.

If you did not want to study at a bachelor level, you could consider the Diploma of Early Childhood Education. By studying the diploma course first, you may be able to received credit towards the bachelor program.

Students of the bachelor course will learn how to engage children through activities such as art, music, maths and literacy. They will also develop the skills needed to respond to diversity and help each child get the most out of their education during their formative years.

Some key inclusions in the course are:

  • A deep understanding of early childhood learning and development
  • Curriculum and pedagogy knowledge and practices
  • Creating positive learning environments for young learners
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Building positive relationships with parents, carers, communities and education stakeholders
  • Digital technologies
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and leadership
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Evaluation, research and assessment

Course Overview (with video)

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Course Duration

4 Years

Intake Dates

July & February


Melbourne, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast


 From $16 700 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

After completing this course, you will receive the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. This will meet the qualifications to work as a teacher in Australia. 

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching can also be used to apply for entry to relevant Masters and other post-graduate qualifications.

    Job Forecast & Career Information

    This program opens up jobs in:

    • Childcare centre or kindergarten director
    • Education policy and program implementation
    • Training and development roles in private and public organisations
    • Education and outreach roles
    • Developing products for the early childhood sector
    • Learning designer
    • Entertainment industry roles
    • Consultancy
    • Education research

    Common Course Requirements

    Good passes at Year 12 / Matriculation including Mathematics or the overseas equivalent
    (eg. A Level). Applicants without the Mathematics subject prerequisites are required to complete the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice test in Numeracy and achieve a median score of 150 to meet the course numeracy entry requirement. 

    IELTS of 7.5 in the Academic module, with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of not less than 8 in speaking and listening.

      Education Pathways

      Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
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      Study Early Childhood Teaching was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Pathway to Aus