University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Teaching

University of New England UNE

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

This program is designed to meet the Australian Government's requirements under the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and to qualify graduates as four-year trained Early Childhood Teachers.


192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units). The program includes mandatory professional experience (practicum) of 30 to 60 days with 5 or 10 days outside your usual workplace. Students admitted through an articulation program follow a modified program of study.


  • Education-early childhood

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Level 5 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
  • And after satisfying the Diploma requirements either one year full-time (or equivalent) work experience as a room leader or two years full-time (or equivalent) experience as a family day care accredited provider or an early childhood assistant / aide or an accredited before and after school carer
  • Or admission through an articulation program.


This course is accredited with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an approved early childhood teacher qualification.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies and relevant professional work experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $67,200 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

This course is only offered to International students in off-campus (distance education) mode.

Further information

Students undertaking a professional experience placement must complete a Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness Training, and complete an approved Anaphylaxis Management training course.

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