Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

In the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), you'll learn the skills and knowledge required to teach early childhood and primary schooling. You'll be equipped to negotiate the changing context of teaching and learning in the 21st century, with innovative and creative teaching methods that make expert use of emerging technologies. You'll gain a broad body of knowledge, studying the contexts of education, cultural-historical perspectives and child development, as well as units focusing on specific subject disciplines. The course offers specialisations in Mathematics and English. You'll complete 91 days of placement throughout the course to put into practice the leadership and management skills you'll learn in your studies. Upon graduating, you'll be eligible for employment in a range of Early Childhood and Primary settings, including children's centres, kindergartens, preschools and early learning centres, as well as government, Catholic and independent primary schools in Australia.


  • To qualify for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), students are required to complete 400 credit points comprising of 32 units of study (12.5 credit points each). The 400 credit points must comprise of: 31 units of core units of study (387.5 credit points)
  • 1 elective unit (12.5 credit points).

Standard entry requirements

One of: Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification. Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Course Prerequisites VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (other than EAL) or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). Other Requirements All applicants must sit and achieve an appropriate standard on a selection test used to assess an applicant's non-academic personal and professional attributes. Applicants applying to transfer from another initial teacher education course must disclose all LANTITE (National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students) attempts. Applicants who have unsuccessfully attempted the LANTITE three or more times will not be eligible to receive an offer. CASPer test All applicants (both standard entry and non-year 12 entry) must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a non-academic online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. It is an Australian Government accreditation requirement that all initial teacher education courses include non-academic selection criteria. To ensure you don't miss the CASPer test deadlines, register for your sitting or for further information about the test. Working with Children Check and Police Check All enrolled students must maintain a current Working with Children Check (from the appropriate State Authority). A Police Check may also be required by a school prior to a placement. View the list of each state's requirements. Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place. See Admissions at Swinburne, for general information about admission process. English language proficiency All applicants must demonstrate suitable English language proficiency for successful completion of the course. English language requirements: Satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65% minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20 Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Swinburne Online Domestic: $26,264
International: $26,000
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