Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 063890F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

As an early childhood and primary teacher, you will inspire and help children develop critical lifelong skill by creating inclusive learning environments that nurture diversity. Qualified to teach from birth to Year 6, you’ll engage children through key curriculum areas such as arts, English, maths, science, technologies and health and physical education. You will also gain the practical skills to manage social, cultural and developmental diversity. By selecting religious education and/or theology units, you will be eligible to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete 80 days of professional experience. Year 1: Community engagement in an educational setting, minimum of 35 hours. Year 2: 10 days, 15 days. Year 3: 20 days. Year 4: 5 days, 30 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 educational 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. This degree can also prepare you to teach in Catholic, government and other faith-based schools within Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration as a primary and early childhood teacher in government, independent, Catholic, and other faith-based schools and a range of early childhood education settings. This program is pending Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation. Accreditation processes have been delayed due to covid-19 circumstances. Once accredited the program will meet the qualification requirements for registration in Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • early years education
  • primary school education
  • policy development
  • community centre education
  • private colleges
  • inclusive education settings
  • education and training roles in other sectors – e.g. zoos
  • correction facilities for youth or adults
  • research
  • special education

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
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Ballarat Campus
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350
Australia
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 99,296; Unit fee: 3,103
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
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): A minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum of 65 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) with a minimum of 27 in reading, 29 in writing, 27 in listening and 24 in speaking

ACU English Language Test: A+ (80 or above)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and a minimum of 191 in listening and speaking.

Address

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