• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Get equipped with all the practical and theoretical skills required to educate and nurture children from birth to eight years. The Education (Early Childhood) and Arts course at Flinders University is taken as a double degree with a Bachelor of Arts, providing a comprehensive, liberal education for all new teachers. 

About

Why study Education (Early Childhood) and Arts course at Flinders University

  • Qualify to teach children from birth to eight years in childcare, preschool and the early years of school
  • Get work-ready with a valuable 95 days of placement in childcare, preschools and primary schools
  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge about young children, their families and the community services that provide for their care and education
  • Gain the skills employers are seeking with our nationally and internationally recognised transformative curriculum
  • Combine in-depth study of early childhood education with studies in the arts
Your career

Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as teachers in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways.

Potential occupations include:

  • early childhood teacher
  • developmental educator
  • youth and children’s support officer
  • language literacy and numeracy teacher/assessor
Potential employers include:
  • childcare centres
  • kindergartens
  • early learning centres
  • junior primary schools
  • government education departments
  • government and private industry settings

Accreditation

Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time only for domestic students.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and Educational Contexts 
  • Play, Learning and Development  
  • Professional Experience: Year 1 (Early Childhood) 
  • The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood  
  • Teaching Indigenous Australian Students  
  • Literacy and Numeracy: Birth-4

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            72

            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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          • Minimum required score:

            7

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          Academic Requirements

          To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.

          CRICOS: 058431J

          Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

          • You are considered ineligible for admission
          • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            27100 AUD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 27100 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • National

            7291 AUD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7291 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Adelaide

          • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
            Living Costs

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

          Funding

          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

          Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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