Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)Bachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) was developed in consultation with state and national accrediting bodies. It is distinctive in terms of its child-centred philosophy and is supported by up-to-date evidence on best practice in the early years, including research being undertaken through the Centre for Children and Young People, in the School of Education.
The course prepares students to teach children from birth to eight years in a variety of contexts, including early childhood centres (childcare), pre-schools and the early years of primary school. It also provides a pathway for graduates to teach across the range of educational settings from early childhood to upper primary (birth to 12 years).
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate analytical thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills
Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills which show broad understanding and depth relevant to the education profession
Demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems with intellectual independence
Demonstrate an ability to develop innovative and creative responses to challenges in an educational setting
Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, legal and human rights principles in education settings
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to legislative requirements and codes of conduct relevant to the education profession.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of the relevant curriculum frameworks
Demonstrate a solid knowledge of the pedagogy of effective educational practice
Demonstrate the capacity for self-reflective learning and critical thinking with responsibility and accountability in professional practice
Demonstrate skills in maintaining or advancing information and literacy skills to keep currency with pedagogical practice and professional development
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate clearly, coherently and independently with exposition of knowledge and ideas in both oral and written forms
Demonstrate teamwork skills and leadership in professional and learning community settings
Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for diversity in others and self
Identify and apply proactive and inclusive strategies to encourage and support student engagement
Students gain extensive teaching practice in childcare centres, kindergartens, other recognised early childhood services, and primary schools.
The course focuses on understanding the education, care and development of children; childhood studies; and curriculum studies.
Some units are delivered by distance education or online.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1||331157||051751|
|Gold Coast||Session 1||331164||051561|
This course is approved by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards and is nationally recognised. Graduates meet the qualification requirements for accreditation/registration as a teacher in schools across all Australian states and territories.
This course has been placed on the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s (ACECQA) list of approved early childhood teacher qualifications. A person who holds this qualification is an early childhood teacher under the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.
Usually, Australian teacher qualifications are recognised internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) a candidate shall successfully complete not less than thirty-two (32) units (384 credit points) comprising:
- all units from Part A
- Permission to undertake a practicum will at all times be at the discretion of the Head of School.
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
There is a school based professional experience component attached to this unit. Please contact the Professional Experience Office for further information.
There is a centre based professional experience component attached to this unit. Please contact the Professional Experience Office for further information.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|EDU10128||Introduction to Teaching||Introductory|
|EDU10514||Understanding Children and Young People||Introductory|
|TCH10515||Play and Pedagogies in the Early Years||Introductory|
|TCH10516||Constructions of Childhood||Introductory|
|TCH10517||Early Childhood Principles and Practice||Introductory|
|TCH10518||Early Childhood Matters||Advanced|
|TCH10519||Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood||Advanced|
|EDU00401||English Education I: Foundations||Introductory|
|EDU00402||English Education II: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Intermediate|
|EDU10513||English Education III: Issues||Advanced|
|EDU00404||Mathematics Education I: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Introductory|
|EDU00405||Mathematics Education II: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Intermediate|
|EDU10294||Mathematics Education III: Issues||Advanced|
|EDU00413||Science and Technology Education I: Foundations||Intermediate|
|EDU00414||Science and Technology Education II: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Intermediate|
|EDU00415||Creative Arts Education I: Foundations||Introductory|
|EDU00416||Creative Arts Education II: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Intermediate|
|EDU00417||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education I: Foundations||Introductory|
|EDU00418||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education II: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Intermediate|
|EDU10130||Sociology of Children, Family and Communities||Intermediate|
|TCH10005||Positive Behaviour Support||Intermediate|
|EDU10129||Human Society and its Environments Education I: Foundations||Introductory|
|EDU00412||Human Society and its Environments Education II: Curriculum and Pedagogy||Intermediate|
|EDU10712||Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities||Intermediate|
|EDU01308||Indigenous Australians in Education||Advanced|
|TCH10134||Pedagogy in Practice I: Basic Skills and Strategies||Introductory|
|TCH10135||Pedagogy in Practice II: Quality Teaching||Intermediate|
|TCH10521||Education and Care I: Preschoolers||Introductory|
|TCH10522||Education and Care II: Infants and Toddlers||Advanced|
|TCH10138||Pedagogy in Practice IV: Professional Pathways||Advanced|
|EDU10132||Curriculum and Programming||Advanced|