University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood and Primary

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This is a teacher education program that offers two career options for graduates. It is an initial-teacher education qualification that encompasses working with children from birth to age 12 in both Early Childhood settings and Primary Schools. This course meets the accreditation requirements for both Early Childhood Teacher and Primary School Teacher.


192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units) which includes 135 days of embedded professional experience. A candidate must pass mandatory literacy and numeracy tests prior to attempting their final professional experience unit. Students admitted through an articulation program follow a modified program of study.


  • Education - early childhood and primary

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • And have a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results including English, or bridging units or alternative pathways as approved by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
  • Or admission through an articulation program
  • And satisfy the School of their suitability through satisfactory completion of the Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Course Entry.


NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus)
  • ATAR: 77.10

Further information

Students undertaking professional experience placements are required to undertake a Working with Children Check; Child Protection Awareness Training, approved Anaphylaxis Training course; and meet UNE School of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority requirements for professional experience.

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