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  • 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 has been updated for 2014 to meet new national and state professional teaching standards and QUT will be one of the first universities in Australia to offer the updated qualification.
QTAC course code404162 Kelvin Grove; 464162 Caboolture
QUT course code ED39
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2014 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code080481D
  • Child Care Professional
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Teacher

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As an early childhood specialist, you can play an instrumental role in the education and development of children from birth to Year 3 at primary school. 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 in demand. At QUT, we combine outstanding academic programs with leading-edge research taught by early childhood experts. You will be supported by leading academics and experience unique, real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood.

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 including teaching in a primary school and leadership roles in childcare settings and kindergarten.

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.

Blue card

Student teachers must be issued with a blue card prior to commencing field experiences or having contact with children.

Literacy and numeracy course requirements

All Bachelor of Education students are required to satisfactorily complete assessment criteria relating to Queensland College of Teachers' (QCT) literacy and numeracy standards in order to meet course and QCT professional accreditation requirements. Literacy and numeracy modules have been developed as a remedial action for students who do not attain satisfactory standards on the relevant literacy and/or numeracy criterion during their assessment in the first year of their studies. Students will have the support of the First Year Experience Coordinator. Students may attempt these modules any number of times and unsatisfactory results within course work and these modules may result in a recommendation for an exit from the four year degree.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs


  • Kelvin Grove 13
  • Caboolture 15


  • Kelvin Grove 71
  • Caboolture 67

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

IELTS test

Additional entry requirements

Working with Children Check: blue card

You'll need to apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course. There's no cost if you apply through QUT.

You will be requested to submit your blue card application form immediately after receiving your offer. You won't be able to accept your offer and enrol if you don't submit your correctly completed blue card application form on time.

How to apply for a blue card


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.

2014: $12,500 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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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How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

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  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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