Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) consists of 32 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:

  • 24 core units
  • four placement units
  • four elective units.
Core units

Learning and Communicating Online

Understanding Language and Literacy

The World of Maths

Theories of Teaching and Learning

Indigenous Education and Perspectives

Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development for Early Childhood

Developing Literacy

Mathematics in Practice

Sustainable Education and Perspectives

Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

Imagining the World through Language and Literature

Science and Technology

Wellbeing and Resilience

Understanding and Supporting Inclusion

Families, Community and Citizenship

Imagining the World through the Arts

Educational Leadership, Management and Program Assessment

The Healthy and Active Child

Play and Environment

Identity: The Early Childhood Professional

Advocacy and Social Justice

Nature Pedagogies

Achieving High Quality Early Learning

Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 1

Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 2

Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E

Ready to Teach Early Childhood: Practicum 5e

Choose four electives.


On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Show broad and coherent knowledge of children aged 0-5 years, notably in relation to how they learn, with comprehensive knowledge of early childhood curriculum and quality frameworks within the Australian context
  • Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning in diverse early childhood contexts, showing appropriate initiative and judgment
  • Apply knowledge and skills to create and maintain supportive, safe and engaging learning environments, with an ability to critically analyse information in diverse early childhood contexts
  • Critically review and apply theory to practice, showing initiative and informed judgment in decision making and problem solving
  • Assess children’s learning and use clear communication to report outcomes to parents and communities through critically analysing, consolidating and synthesising assessment information
  • Articulate a deep knowledge of the early childhood profession that is informed by critical thinking and synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge and ongoing professional learning
  • Collaborate respectfully with colleagues, families and children, with communication skills that present clear, coherent and current knowledge
  • Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the principles of diversity and difference and the implications to children’s rights and inclusive practice, and have the ability to adapt such knowledge in diverse contexts.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) students must complete 400 credit points:

  • Twenty-four [24] Core Units of Study (300 credit points)
  • Four [4] Placement units (50 credit points)
  • Four [4] units (50 credit points) comprising a minor or electives.

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between minors, students must choose an approved alternative.

Volume of Learning

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) consists of a total of 32 units (400 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises eight (8) units (100cp), and a standard annual part-time load comprises four (4) units (50cp). The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) is typically 4 years full time or equivalent. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) includes a total of 80 days, of professional experience.

Maximum Academic Credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) is 200 credit points (normally 16 units). Maximum may be exceed by domestic students who were enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), but who have exited with the non-teaching Bachelor of Education (BA-EDU), to be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) with all completed credits intact (this may exceed the maximum transfer credit applicable for this award).

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