Make a difference in the lives of little learners, and help grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Engage with children through visual arts, music, literacy and mathematics while exploring the important role of technology in education. Develop the skills to respond to family diversity, special needs and linguistically diverse children, helping them get the most out of their education.

You’ll even get to apply your studies directly through supervised placements in a range of learning environments, teaching children from birth to eight years old.

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Course summary

  • Course Code: BA-EDUEC2
  • Qualification level: Undergraduate
  • Start date: March, July and November
  • Duration: 4 years full time or equivalent part-time
  • Number of units: 32
  • School / Centre based placement: 91 days

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). VIT recognition enables graduates to register as a teacher Australia wide.

Professional Placement

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) incorporates 91 days of professional placement in schools or early childhood settings. Visit our Education Placements page for more information. 

Career outcomes

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher

Entry criteria

Non-Year 12 entry

  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
  • Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
  • Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 Entry

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

Once enrolled, all applicants must provide relevant Child Safety Screening clearance as your state of residence requires and maintain clearances throughout the duration of the program.

Student support

A dedicated team is available 7 days a week providing academic, administrative and study skills support.