Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

The early years are a time of rapid growth and development. Early relationships, interactions and experiences provide the foundation for everything that follows - school, work, life. Early childhood teachers make a significant and lasting contribution to a child’s education and lifelong learning. You will be supported by specialist early childhood academics and will experience real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood. Nationally, the number of early childhood teachers required in early childhood education and care services is expected to grow by 22% between 2018 and 2023, according to the Australian Government's Job Outlook (December 2019). This puts you, as an early childhood graduate teacher, in the box seat for leadership in the early childhood education and care sector.


384 credit points


  • Education-early childhood

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English, or literature, or English and literature extension, or English as an additional language (units 3 & 4, C). General mathematics, mathematical methods or specialist mathematics (units 3 & 4, C). At least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C)


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.

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. Students may be able to apply for advanced standing for other previous study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $135,200
  • ATAR: 71
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Online International: $129,200
  • ATAR: 71
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an ATAR 93.00 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. 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 fulfil that state or territory's requirements for working with children. Students will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. Students are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT. Students are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if they have failed two test attempts for one or more components, at another institution. QUT provides students with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

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