Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This course prepares students to become a specialist in the education and development of children from birth to eight years. Graduates are prepared to work as qualified teachers in early childhood education and care setting and kindergarten. The course also prepares graduates to teaching in Prep to Year 3 in primary school across Australia and overseas.

Course Fee:

International: $136,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: English (4,SA) and Maths A, B or C (4,SA) and at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Science, Marine Studies, Physics, Psychology or Science 21 (4,SA). Applicants must submit a statement addressing suitability criteria.


The 384 credit point course consists of psychology and sociology units, early childhood curriculum studies units covering all of the key learning areas, and professional experience units where students will undertake practical supervised professional experience in a range of early childhood settings. Students will select from one of three primary specialisations: English/literacy, Maths/numeracy or Science.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood

Study Pathways:

Students admitted with a completed Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or an equivalent accredited qualification, will be granted advanced standing (credit) of 96 credit points. Those who have the Diploma, or equivalent, plus relevant early childhood work experience will receive 144 credit points of advanced standing and will complete the course in five years part-time and externally. Students may be able to apply for advanced standing for other previous study.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round. Students will need to be issued with a blue card prior to having contact with children as part of this course if studying in Queensland or completing international professional experience. For other Australian states and territories students must fulfill that state or territory's requirements for working with children. Successful completion of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students is a graduation requirement.


This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers, and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Graduates are also recognised as qualified early childhood teachers under the Australian Childrens Education & Care Quality Authority framework. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 4 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Online 4 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Part time 8 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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