Come and inspire the next generation of Australian kids. We offer the greatest choice of specialist early childhood programs in Queensland, including practical professional experience units, which are not usually offered by universities as part of study abroad programs.

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Education units you can choose

Learn to teach in your study abroad or exchange semester by selecting an approved study package or pick and choose units you find interesting. Why not learn about Australia and gain a uniquely Australian perspective?

Important things to note

Working with children

If you're working with children or young people as part of your studies or work experience, it is a legal requirement to have a blue card. You will need a current blue card for the following units:

  • Introduction to Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (Primary) (EUB105)
  • Introduction to Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (Early Childhood) (EUB106)
  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Early Childhood Practice in Kindergartens (EUB140)
  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice (EUB242)
  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice (EUN130)

Applying for a blue card requires a criminal history check. The application process can take some time so you should apply for a blue card when you submit your study abroad application.

Packages

Choose from seven packages that include programs with a practicum (professional experience) component. Professional experience units can only be taken as a part of a package. All units provide 12 credit points unless otherwise specified.

Undergraduate packages with professional experience

Early childhood professional experience package

Includes a 15-day professional experience placement unit. Available Semester 2.

The package includes:

  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Early Childhood Practice in Kindergartens (EUB140) (15-day placement. Blue card required.)
  • Introduction to Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (Early Childhood) (EUB106) (Blue card required.)
  • Early Childhood Development and Learning (Birth - 8 Years) (EUB108)
  • English, Literacies and Language 1 (EUB109)
Primary professional experience package

You can choose up to 4 units including a 15-day professional experience placement unit. Available Semester 1.

The package includes:

  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice (EUB242) (15-day placement in a primary school setting. Blue card required.)
  • Primary Mathematics Curriculum Studies 2 (EUB208) (Pre-requisite waiver required - you must show that you have studied maths curriculum studies units before.)
  • Inclusive Practices for Diverse Learners (EUB213)
  • One of:
    • Australian Geographical Studies (EUB250)
    • Australian Society and Culture (EUB252)
    • Science in Primary Education 1 (EUB210) (Available from 2020)

Postgraduate packages with professional experience

Postgraduate early childhood professional experience package 1

You can choose up to 48 credit points in this package, including a 20-day professional experience placement unit. Available Semester 1.

This package includes:

  • Professional Experience: Informing Professional Practice (EUN231) (20-day placement in a Grade 1 classroom. Blue card required.)
  • Arts Curriculum (EUN205) (Early childhood specific unit. Must be taken as package with EUN206. 6 credit points only.)
  • Design and Technologies (EUN206) (Early childhood specific unit. Must be taken as package with EUN205. 6 credit points only.)
  • One of:
    • Supporting Innovative Pedagogy with Digital Technologies (EUN101)
    • Mathematics and Numeracy 2 (EUN202)
    • STEM for 21st Century Learners (EUN631) (6cp only. Students taking this option will only have a total of 42 credit points in the semester.)

Postgraduate early childhood professional experience package 2

This package includes a 20-day professional experience placement unit in a kindergarten. Available Semester 2.

The package includes:

  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice (EUN130) (20-day placement in a kindergarten. Blue card required.)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy 1 (EUN107)
  • Science Curriculum and Pedagogy (EUN108)
  • Inclusive Teaching for Diverse Learners (EUN109) (6 credit points only.)
  • Teachers as Leaders and Entrepreneurial Thinkers (EUN110) (6 credit points only.)

Undergraduate packages without professional experience

Early childhood or primary mathematics package

Available in Semester 2.

This package includes:

  • Mathematics and Numeracy 1 (EUN107) (You must show you have completed a bachelor degree.)
  • Engaging with New and Emerging Technologies (EUB008)
  • Differentiation for Gifted Children (EUB006)
  • Mathematics in Primary Education (EUB111)

Postgraduate packages without professional experience

Postgraduate STEAM (STEM + Arts) package

You can choose up to 48 credit points from any of the following master level units. Available Semester 1.

Package options include:

  • Arts Curriculum (EUN205) (Early childhood specific unit. Must be taken as package with EUN206. 6 credit points only.)
  • Design and Technologies (EUN206) (Early childhood specific unit. Must be taken as package with EUN205. 6 credit points only.)
  • Supporting Innovative Pedagogy with Digital Technologies (EUN101)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy 2 (EUN202)
  • STEM for 21st Century Learners (EUN631) (Can be paired with unit EUN633. 6 credit points only.)
  • Thinking in STEM (EUN633) (Can be paired with unit EUN631. 6 credit points only.)
  • STEM Pedagogies (EUN634) (6 credit points only.)
  • English, Language and Literacies 1 (EUN106)

Postgraduate STEAL (STEM + Assessment + Leadership) package

You can choose up to 48 credit points from any of the following master level units. Available Semester 2.

Package options include:

  • Mathematics and Numeracy 1 (EUN107)
  • Science Curriculum and Pedagogy (EUN108)
  • Inclusive Teaching for Diverse Learners (EUN109) (6 credit points only.)
  • Teachers as Leaders and Entrepreneurial Thinkers (EUN11) (6 credit points only.)
  • Leading and Managing People (LCN624)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy 3: Assessment (EUN122)

Approved units

All students can study these units, regardless of your academic background. These units will be approved on your QUT study plan after you apply.

Units requiring approval

Students need specific academic background knowledge to study these units, so the Faculty of Education will assess your eligibility and determine if you’re able to take these units after you apply. We will let you know the outcome through the application portal as soon as possible.

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