Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

IKON Institute of Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102713G

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is your pathway to an exciting career as an early childhood teacher where you will gain a contemporary body of knowledge and skills to educate children from birth to five years across a variety of settings and professional roles. Central to the course design is the significance of the development and learning that occurs between birth and starting school for every child.

This degree is for anyone who has a genuine interest in understanding and enhancing children’s learning in a comprehensive and holistic manner. It is also suitable for those who have completed a related qualification and want to further their education to become an early childhood teacher.

The importance of access to early childhood education and its long-term benefits is well recognised. In the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education you will study the significance of the learning and development that occurs between birth and starting school for every child. As graduate early childhood teachers, you will have an understanding of educational theory and contemporary approaches to empower you to design and deliver curriculum that enhances each child’s learning dispositions and cognitive, social, emotional and physical development skills.

During your four-year degree, you will develop skills in play pedagogy to teach literacy, maths, science, technology, engineering, arts, music, dance, drama, multimodal media, and STEM to young children. This will be balanced with safety, health and wellbeing; documentation, planning and assessment; sustainable practices; working with families and communities; diversity and inclusion practices; advocacy and research; pedagogical and educational leadership; and service provision and management.

As part of the degree, you will actively engage in 80 days of professional experience across four discrete placements to develop your teaching practice with young children. The final 30-day placement will give you the opportunity to consolidate your pedagogical and leadership practice, and the confidence and practical experience to enter the sector as a graduate early childhood teacher.

This course meets the required guidelines as specified by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education prepares graduates for an exciting career as an early childhood teacher with the skills to educate children from birth to five years across a variety of early childhood settings, and in professional and community roles within the sector. Graduates wishing to advance their learning in early childhood education may be eligible for postgraduate studies.

Professional Accreditation

The course is recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an approved early childhood qualification for Early Childhood Teachers under the National Quality Framework. Graduates may be eligible for teacher accreditation recognition via their relevant state regulatory authority.

Exit Pathway

Students who successfully complete the first two years of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and decide they do not wish to continue their degree studies may exit with the nested award of Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,000 Per Year
Read more72,000 for the entire course
06 Feb 2023
22 May 2023
04 Sep 2023
4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
Level 4 and 6, 601 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

You must be at least 21 years of age at course commencement and provide a written admission statement of 300-500 words explaining how the knowledge, skills and personal qualities you’ve gained through your experiences will help you succeed in your studies at Ikon. Applicants may also gain entry in recognition of their work and life experience.

Australian Year 12 Secondary School Certificate or other equivalent qualification

Completion of a VET qualification at Diploma level or higher

Completion (or partial completion) of a Higher Education qualification

English Language Entry Requirements

IELTS overall score 6.5. TOEFL iBT Computer Delivered 79-93; Pearson PTE Academic 58-66; Cambridge C1 Advanced 176-184.


IKON Institute of Australia
Adelaide Campus
Level 3, 127 Rundle Mall
Adelaide South Australia 5000
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