Bachelor On Campus Online

Education (Early Childhood Education)

James Cook University

48 months
30400 AUD/year
3950 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Make a difference to the lives of young children. Through the Education (Early Childhood Education) program from James Cook University you will learn how to support the development, behaviour, and wellbeing of early learners from birth to 8 years in childcare centres and primary schools.


Develop specialist skills needed for teaching in rural and remote areas and work to improve Indigenous education outcomes. Study online (external) or on-campus and cover essential areas of child development, learning, behaviour, wellbeing, curriculum and education for the diverse learning needs of the early years.

Career Opportunities

  • JCU Education (Early Childhood Education) graduates have a nationally accredited degree that enables them to be employed across Australia.
  • Graduates can pursue careers in education in schools, preschools, kindergartens, and childcare centres.
  • This Education (Early Childhood Education) course from James Cook University is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates are eligible for teacher registration in Australia.
  • The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) is fully accredited with ACECQA, which is the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Perspectives and Practice
  • Science and Sustainability in Education
  • Language and Literacy in Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Care 
  • Technologies for Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Arts Education
  • Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Online: January, March, July, August, October


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 081938A

  • English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4,C) and a General Science subject (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent
  • ATAR: 73.30
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma: 61
  • China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate: 91
  • China GAO KAO: 70%
  • Danish Upper Secondary School Certificate: 7.8
  • GCE A Levels: 6
  • German Abitur: 3.3
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): 18
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate & CISCE/State Board & NIOS: 68/73
  • International Baccalaureate: 26
  • Japan High School Certificate of Graduation: 4
  • Malaysia - Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM): 6.9; Unified Examination Certificate (UEC): 3.5
  • Norway Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skolen/Vitemal for videregaende opplaering: 3.68
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): 2.2
  • Sweden Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola & Högskoleförberedande Examen: 1.9
  • United States of America ACT/SAT score: 22/1000

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30400 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    3950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3950 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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