Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to teach children from 0-5 years and understand the transition to school through a mix of curriculum, learning and pedagogical theory, professional studies, practicum experiences, and cultural studies. Specifically, units focus on psychology and child development, teaching pedagogies, education and curriculum studies, family and community contexts, history and philosophy of early childhood, and early childhood professional practice. Placement includes 80 days supervised professional experience inclusive of 10 days supervised professional experience with children birth to under 3 years old (0-35 months) and a significant number of days in early childhood settings with children aged 3 until before they start formal schooling. Also included in the placement are 5 days in a primary school setting to reflect a connection between early childhood and formal schools experiences as related to transition. The course has been designed with the intention of addressing explicitly the requirements of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and to register with the Victorian Institute for Teaching (VIT) as early childhood teachers.


288 credit points of Core studies Students also undertake practical placements that include 80 days supervised professional experience.


  • Literacy, Numeracy, STEM, Early Childhood Education, Practice in Partnership

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.


Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Study pathways

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Footscray Park Domestic: $51,880
International: $70,200
No information available Yes No information available
Werribee International: $70,200 No information available No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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