Bachelor of Education - Birth-Year 6

Federation University Australia

Childcare, pre-school and primary school teachers play a key role in the early education and development of children. With this degree you'll gain the skills and knowledge to be a confident teacher in settings that range from pre-schools through to Year 6. You'll gain experience in schools and various programs which will help you to perfect your skills and develop your understanding of what it takes to be a teacher. You may choose to work with children with disabilities or support those who are disengaged with learning. Your subjects range from 'teacher identity'to 'diversity: children, families and communities', and from 'individual expression: art, movement and music' to 'the inclusive teacher'. You'll learn exactly what type of teacher you are and how to use your unique skills for the benefit of your students. You can choose your entry point, and tailor your studies to finish in three to four years, depending on previous qualifications. Areas of study include: Childhood development, early childhood education, early childhood studies, education, teaching (early childhood), teaching (primary), teaching and learning, nature pedagogy. You will undertake 105 days of supervised teaching placement in both early childhood and primary settings. This includes the opportunity during third year for overseas placements in locations such as: Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, England, China, New Zealand, and Nepal. If you have already completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, you will only be required to complete 85 days of teaching placement. We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Entry Requirements:

The minimum ATAR requirement including SEAS is 70, Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. or mature age entry


480 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Childhood development, early childhood education, early childhood studies, education, teaching (early childhood), teaching (primary), teaching and learning, nature pedagogy.

Study Pathways:

If students already have a relevant Diploma qualification they can obtain some credits. Students may undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program.

Further information:

CASPer (Year 12, Non-Year 12): All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit To ensure you meet VTAC deadlines for each offer round go to Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment: Some applicants may be required to complete a literacy and/or numeracy test. Successful applicants are required to apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) card before commencing their program. A copy of the WWCC card must be supplied to the University prior to commencing professional experience placements. More information can be found at the WWCC website. All successful applicants are required to apply for a National Police Check prior to commencing.


Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL); Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA); Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Teacher - Early Childhood,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Berwick No info No Online 4 years
Berwick No info No Full time 4 years
Berwick No info No Part time 8 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Online 4 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Online 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Full time 4 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

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