Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102807A

Level of study: Undergraduate


If you’re passionate about children’s education, Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education opens the door to a range of inspiring career opportunities. Spanning the early childhood and primary education sectors, our dual-accredited degree focuses on contemporary issues in children’s learning and development, curriculum theories and pedagogies, discipline knowledge and the changing teaching and learning context within early childhood and primary education.

Through our Professional Experience Program you’ll not only gain key practical knowledge and skills, but invaluable insight into the classroom environment. With the option to combine your personal interests with a range of curriculum areas, you’ll undertake placements in early childhood and primary school settings that enrich and solidify your studies so that you graduate with the confidence and aptitude to meet the significant growth of the Australian early childhood education sector.

Course structure:

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education, students must complete 32 credit points comprising:

30 credit points of core units;

2 credit points of Primary Teaching Specialisation in either: i) Science; or ii) Literacy, iii) Mathematics; iv) Languages

Academic Integrity AAI018

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

A maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1

A minimum of 10 credit points at Level 3 or above

This course includes 115-days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course.

Career outcomes:

There is an increasing demand for qualified early childhood teachers, with the workforce set to double in the next 10 years. In both early childhood and primary school education settings there is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared to the graduate average. As a graduate of this course you may find employment as a teacher within the private or public education sectors.

You might also find employment in a range of other education related fields including:

  • consultancy
  • NGOs
  • policy
  • research or community-based organisations (e.g. museums, outdoor education, arts institutions, etc)

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,400 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023 4 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 7 No band lower than 6.5

TOEFL IBT - 94 Writing 24

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 185 No band less than 176

PTE - 65 No less than 58 in each skill

OET - Overall B


Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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