Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood

University of Southern Queensland USQ

The Early Childhood specialisation aims to prepare graduates who satisfy the requirements of Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority to work as educators with children from birth to eight years, and can work in early learning services, kindergarten and primary schools specialising in Prep to Year 3 in Queensland and elsewhere in Australia and in many overseas jurisdictions, subject to local requirements. Graduates of the Bachelor of Education are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher through the Queensland College of Teachers. To be eligible for registration in Queensland, both domestic and international students must have completed the minimum 90 days of supervised practical experience in Australian Schools.

Course Fee:

International: $90,880

Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Criteria: English (4 SA) or equivalent; Mathematics A, B or C (4 SA) or equivalent; Science21 (4 SA) or equivalent. English Language Proficiency category 5. Non-academic entry criteria: Submission of a 1000-word personal statement, detailing interest in teaching children/young people and involvement in personal learning and leadership activities. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


32 units, including 125 days of professional experience. The target settings include Child Care Centres, Kindergartens, Pre-Schools and Years Prep-3 in Primary Schools.

Subjects you can Study:

Teaching-early childhood

Study Pathways:

Students who have completed the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Community Services (Children's Services) or approved equivalent with a Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for up to 8 and 12 units exemption respectively. Students may seek exemption from units on the basis of documented prior study at University level or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Further information:

A Working with Children Suitability Check (Blue Card or Exemption Card) is required before professional experience placements can commence if working with children under the age of 18 years of age in QLD. If completing professional experience outside of QLD, it is the student's responsibility to meet the requirements of the relevant state or territory.


Queensland College of Teachers (QCT); Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 9 years
Springfield No info Yes Online 4 years
Springfield No info Yes
Springfield No info Yes Full time 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Part time 9 years
Toowoomba No info Yes

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