Make a life-long difference to children and their futures.
The early years of children’s lives are incredibly important. This nationally accredited program focuses on children from birth to eight years. In this program you will develop competence and expertise to contribute to young children's sense of agency, wellbeing and learning capabilities.
- Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
- * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
- Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
- Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests. Refer to English language requirements.
- Student profile
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- Inherent Academic Requirements
Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.
- Program coordinator
- Dr Anne Drabble
In this program you will:
- Learn about the importance of wellbeing, play and supportive environments in early learning
- Qualify to work and lead in childcare, kindergarten and primary school (with a focus on Prep to Year 3)
- Connect knowledge and practice through Supervised Professional Experiences in a range of early childhood and school settings
- Engage with community projects and work with children and their families to gain valuable Wider Field Experience
Personal statement requirement
As part of your application, you are required to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for, and understanding of, the program and profession. In the questionnaire, you will be asked to rank a series of statements in order of what you think is most to least important. You will also need to write a 600-1000 word personal statement on why you think you would make a great teacher, and why influencing the future appeals to you. After you have submitted an application for this program, you will be contacted with further information about the written statement and how to complete your application.
More information is on the QTAC website.
Students must complete 95 days of Supervised Professional Experience, 15 days of an internship and 75 hours of Wider Field Experience. You must obtain a Blue Card (or link your existing Blue Card to USC) prior to commencing SPE. You can submit a free application for a Blue Card through the School of Education. Submit your Blue Card applications during Orientation Week of the semester you commence.
Before you are eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you will need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE). Graduates are eligible to register with the Queensland College of Teachers for teacher registration, and to become members of Early Childhood Australia.
Early Childhood teacher, primary school teacher, Early Childhood centre leader/director, tutor, education consultant, youth support, children's advocate.
Early Childhood Australia.
Queensland College of Teachers.
What will I study?
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and study sequence.
The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.
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