Bachelor of Education - The Early Years

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Early Years education enriches learning in children from birth to five years by giving children the opportunity to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for lifelong learning. It focuses on the significance of early education to foster children's health, development and wellbeing. For the duration of this four-year degree, students will engage in continuous professional mentoring through the Professional Partners in Practice (PPP) program. This gives them invaluable sector experience and professional connections that will enhance their employment pathways and opportunities.


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Throughout the degree students spend up to 16 weeks teaching in Early Childhood Education and Care Centres and two weeks in the Community and Family sector, complementary to the mentoring experience within the Professional Partners in Practice program. During their study students will have opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW's international exchange and study abroad partners, and to join international cultural immersion programs. Students can study on-campus at Wollongong with weekly classes, or in flexible mode. Flexible study delivery is also available and means lecture content and other activities will be delivered online, while tutorials will occur during a one week block at Wollongong Campus. Students enrolled in flexible delivery have access to regional campus facilities and student support services.


  • Early years education

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 70 or an IB of 25. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


The Bachelor of Education - The Early Years is accredited through the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $108,288
  • ATAR: 61
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

A Dean's Scholar program is also available for high achieving students who wish to continue their studies through the completion of honours and research degrees.

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