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Overview

  • Specialise in the education and development of children from birth to Year 3.
  • 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.
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to make sure you are ready to study. 
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, a graduate entry program may be suitable for you.
QTAC course code 404162
QUT course code ED39
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 080481D
Careers
  • Child Care Professional
  • Early childhood specialist
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Teacher

Details

The early years are a time of rapid growth and development. With 90 per cent of a child's brain developed by age 5, early relationships, interactions and experiences provide the foundation for everything that follows - school, work, life.

Early childhood teachers make a significant and lasting difference to a child's education and lifelong learning. 

Why choose this course?

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.

Real-world learning

QUT organises professional 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 graduate teachers for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers. 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.

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

 

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 will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from this course.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

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

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

    Subject prerequisites

    • Maths A, B or C
    • English
    • Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics or Science21

    You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

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

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

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

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Additional entry requirements

    A personal statement addressing non-academic capabilities.

    In their personal statement, applicants address two categories in which they describe their work and life experiences that demonstrate the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies and their understanding of and motivations about the course they are applying for.

    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.

    2018: $29100 per year full-time (96 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:

    View all scholarships

    Apply

    How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

    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 2
    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
    7. Completed an application form and a personal statement

    All done? Then you're ready to apply

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

    Apply now

    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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