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Guide to entry cut-offs


  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15


  • Kelvin Grove 72
  • Caboolture 67
  • Graduate and work in Queensland as an early childhood teacher in early childhood education and care settings, kindergartens, and Prep to Year 3 in primary schools.
  • If you are already working in the childcare sector, you may be able to study part-time and externally to help you fit study around your work commitments. See the details tab for more information.
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to make sure you are ready to study in 2017. 
  • 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: Other options are available for some students
Start month 2017 February

Kelvin Grove: Depending on when you completed Year 12, you may be able to defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year. See deferring your QTAC offer for more information.

Caboolture: Deferment is not available.

Delivery On campus
  • Caboolture
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 080481D
  • Child Care Professional
  • Early childhood specialist
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Teacher


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.

This course is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and experience to manage learning programs for students in a range of educational settings and to cater for the diverse needs of students.

Flexible delivery

If you have already completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or an equivalent accredited qualification and are working in the early childhood sector, consider the part-time and external study options available. Eligibility requirements are listed in the Advanced Standing section below. The course structures for Diploma graduates are displayed in the units tab.

Real-world learning

QUT organises field experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, kindergartens 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 as qualified teachers in early childhood education and care settings, kindergarten, and Prep to Year 3 in primary school. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Graduates are also recognised as qualified early childhood teachers under the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority framework.

Advanced standing

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

Domestic students who have completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or an equivalent accredited qualification, and who have the following early childhood work experience, will receive 144 credit points of advanced standing and may study part-time and 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.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing for other prior study you can find out more about advanced standing and how to apply.  

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: education students will need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

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

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs


  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture   15


  • Kelvin Grove 72
  • Caboolture   67


You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English; and
  • 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.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1–5 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites, 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.

2017: CSP $3200 Per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2016: CSP $3,200 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may 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.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments


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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