Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood / Bachelor of Arts

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

This double degree is designed to prepare early childhood educators (birth to age 8). Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the early childhood education profession with confidence and competence. Students will gain knowledge of selected Bachelor of Arts topics, curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake professional practice which brings together theory and practice in early childhood settings (e.g. childcare centres, kindergartens, pre-school and year levels Reception to Year 2).


Students will complete a major in a Bachelor of Arts subject discipline plus other Arts subjects. Students will also study education topics which include education studies, curriculum studies and early childhood studies necessary for teaching in early childhood settings, and professional practice in early childhood settings.


  • American Studies
  • Applied linguistics
  • Archaeology
  • Australian Studies
  • Biological sciences
  • Business studies
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Earth sciences
  • Education-early childhood
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Information technology
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Law and Society
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Greek
  • Philosophy
  • Physical education
  • Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Screen and Media
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Visual arts
  • Women's Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.


Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $108,400 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening letter before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition to the above, applicants must meet the required benchmark in the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). Students must normally meet the benchmark within three attempts and before 72 units of study have been attempted.

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