James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Make a difference in the lives of young children and begin your career in early childhood education at JCU. Gain professional experience in your first year and complete a total of 120 days of workplace learning over the course of your degree. Take advantage of JCU’s strong partnerships with childcare centres, kindergartens, preschools, and primary schools to develop your network and build practical job skills. Develop specialist skills needed for teaching in rural and remote areas and work to improve Indigenous education outcomes. Study online (external) or on-campus and cover essential areas of child development, learning, behaviour, wellbeing, curriculum and education for the diverse learning needs of the early years.


96 credit points. Online study commences in March and September of each year and students can study one subject six times a year to complete in 5.5 years. The prescribed course includes 100 days of workplace learning.


  • Education-early childhood

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English, General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths and a General Science subject (Units 3/4,C)


Queensland College of Teachers

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $124,320
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years
JCU Online International: $124,320
  • ATAR: 65
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
JCU Townsville International: $124,320
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Online students will commence study in March and September each year. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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