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This course will have prerequisite subjects from 2016. You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C
  • at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics or Science21.

Overview

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 66
  • Specialise in the education and development of children from birth to eight years.
  • Graduate and work in Queensland as a teacher in early childhood settings such as child-care, kindergartens, and in primary schools from Prep to Year 3.
  • Gain extensive practical experience through field experience placements organised by QUT.
  • This course meets national and state professional teaching standards for graduate teachers, and also meets early childhood teaching qualification standards.
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, a graduate entry program may be suitable for you.
QTAC course code404162 Kelvin Grove; 464162 Caboolture
QUT course code ED39
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Note: Domestic students with credit for the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or Advanced Diploma of Children's Services plus appropriate work experience may choose to enrol in the 5 years part-time external program.
Start month 2014 & 2015 February
Deferment You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.
Delivery On campus
  • Caboolture
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code080481D
Careers
  • Child Care Professional
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Teacher

Details

As an early childhood specialist, you can make a significant and lasting difference to the life of a child. Each day in early childhood brings new challenges and opportunities to assist with a child’s growth and love of learning.

Why choose this course?

Career opportunities in early childhood education are increasing and experts who can design early childhood programs and engage younger children in learning are expected to be in demand. At QUT we combine outstanding academic programs with the latest knowledge gained through leading research. You will be supported by specialist early childhood academics and you will experience unique, real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood. The course meets Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers professional teaching standards for graduate teachers, and early childhood teaching qualification standards under the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority framework.

Real world learning

QUT organises field experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms and early childhood settings, supervised by practising professional educators. At QUT you can also take advantage of opportunities to gain extra experience.

Career outcomes

As early childhood specialists, graduates are prepared to work in early childhood settings including lower years of primary school and Prep. Graduates have a range of career options available including teaching in a primary school and leadership roles in childcare settings and kindergarten. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is an Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Queensland College of Teachers, and Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority approved course and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Advanced standing

Students admitted with a completed Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care), or an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, or an equivalent accredited qualification, will be automatically granted credit (advanced standing) of 96 credit points.

Domestic students who have completed a Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) or Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Children's Services, or an equivalent accredited qualification and have the following early childhood work experience will receive 144 credit points of advanced standing and may study part-time externally to help fit these studies around work commitments:

  • one year full-time (or equivalent) experience leading the development and implementation of the education program for a group of children in an approved service (e.g. group leader) or leading the development and implementation of the education programs in an approved service (e.g. educational leader; Family Day Care Coordinator); or
  • two years full-time (or equivalent) experience as a family day care educator in an approved service; or
  • two years full-time (or equivalent) experience supporting the development and implementation of the education program for a group of children (e.g., educator in an approved service, teacher aide working with young children Prep to Year 3 in a school); or
  • two years full-time (or equivalent) experience in school age care.

As this is a refreshed course being implemented progressively over time, prospective students who intend to apply for advanced standing for other prior study should contact the faculty to seek advice on the availability of suitable units.

Other course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

Blue card: you will need to apply for a blue card because you will be working with children or young people as part of this course.

Literacy and numeracy: you must meet the Queensland College of Teachers registration requirements.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP

  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15

Rank

  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 66

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

From 2016 there will be Prerequisite Subjects for this course: You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement(4, SA)in: (English), (at least one of Maths A, B or C) and (at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics or Science21).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2015: CSP $3,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (404162 Kelvin Grove; 464162 Caboolture) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.

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