Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102806B

Level of study: Undergraduate


If you are inspired to teach young children, Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education provides you with the opportunity to explore early childhood education curriculum theories and pedagogies, child development, health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, professional studies as well as teaching and learning in discipline areas of literacy, mathematics, science and the arts.

You’ll undertake professional placements through Deakin’s Professional Experience Program gaining both practical knowledge and skills to teach children aged birth to 5 years. By experiencing learning across a range of early childhood settings, you will graduate equipped 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 Education, students must complete 24 credit points comprising:

24 credit points of core units;

Academic Integrity AAI018

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

A maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1

A minimum of 6 credit points at Level 3 or above

This course includes 80-days of supervised professional experience.

Career outcomes:

There is an increasing demand for qualified early childhood teachers, with the workforce set to double in the next 10-years. Graduates are qualified to work in early childhood settings as early childhood teachers, educational leaders, coordinators or advisers. Graduates may also find employment opportunities in:

  • 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 3 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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