Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood Education

Macquarie University

This degree qualifies students to teach children aged from birth to five years in prior-to-school settings such as childcare or preschools. Specialist early childhood teachers work with children, families and communities to provide quality educational experiences for young children. Early childhood teachers are also sought for consultancy and professional development work in children's services. Students can also use this degree as a pathway to further study.

Course Fee:

International: $120,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 (HSC) and/or Diploma of Children's Services or a Diploma in Community Services (Centre-based care); Students with an Associate Diploma will need to upgrade to a Diploma


96 credit points; minimum 60 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 42 credit points at 300 level or above. Subjects include: Child development; Early childhood teaching principles; Family and community contexts; Health and physical education; Human society and its environment; Language; Literature and literacy; Management and leadership; The arts in early childhood contexts.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood

Study Pathways:

Students with a completed Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent will receive credit for their previous studies.

Further information:

This program is specifically designed for students who are currently working with young children in an early childhood service and it will: enable them to pursue further study on a part-time basis while they continue to be employed in service; enhance their career path; build on their existing knowledge and experience. This course is offered through internal or external study, in Session 1 only.


Graduates from this program are accredited with the NSW Department of Community Services.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Teacher - Early Childhood,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 71.95 Yes Online
North Ryde 71.95 Yes Full time 4 years
North Ryde 71.95 Yes Part time

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