Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083213M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) is aimed at those students dedicated to a career teaching in a birth to five setting.

Developed in response to workforce needs in the early childhood sector, the course can be undertaken as a natural progression for graduates of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or as a standalone course. Graduates of the course will have a strong grounding in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy.

We also recognise that an early childhood educator is likely to teach a diverse range of students across the course of their career. Our students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond to this diversity.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete 85 days – Year 1: Community Engagement minimum 35 hours; Year 2: 15 days, 15 days; Year 3: 15 days, 15 days, 5 days; Year 4: 20 days.

Work placement

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. You’ll be placed in relevant prior-to-school settings at different stages of your course to ensure your practical experience evolves alongside your theoretical knowledge base. Our placement program also gives you diverse educational experiences, so you’ll be in a better position to choose your future career path.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration as an early childhood teacher in government, independent, Catholic, and other faith-based schools and a range of early childhood education settings.

The course is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, (ACECQA) as an Early Childhood Teacher qualification.

This course will not lead to primary or secondary teacher registration.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • early childhood education
  • kindergarten teaching
  • policy development

Employment rates

84% of Early Childhood and Primary Teaching students are employed full-time within 4 months of graduating. (2019 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey )

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 99,296; Unit fee: 3,103
Expected Jul 2023 4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 99,296; Unit fee: 3,103
Expected Jul 2023 4 years
Self study / online (without attendance)
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.5 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: with a minimum of 24 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading and 20 in listening and speaking

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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