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Education (Early Childhood) - Special Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Adelaide, Australia
Develop theoretical knowledge and effective strategies for educating young children, including those living with disability and other special needs. The Education (Early Childhood) - Special Education degree at Flinders University provides up-to-date knowledge about contemporary issues in disability, child development and learning. 
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Why Study the Education (Early Childhood) - Special Education degree at Flinders University

  • Qualify to teach children from birth to eight years
  • Combine in-depth study of early childhood education with studies in special and inclusive education
  • Get work-ready with supervised professional experience in childcare, preschool and junior primary settings
  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge about education services that provide for young children with diverse needs and their families
  • Gain the skills employers are seeking with our nationally and internationally recognised transformative curriculum

Your career

Although the majority of graduates seek employment as teachers in the public or private sector, some follow other pathways. These include employment as tutors, language and numeracy teachers or leaders.

Potential occupations include:

  • early childhood teacher
  • special education teacher
  • youth and children’s support officer
  • literacy/numeracy teacher/leader
  • tutor.

Potential employers include:

  • childcare centres
  • kindergartens
  • early learning centres
  • junior primary schools
  • special education settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and Educational Contexts 
  • Communication and Language  
  • Play, Learning and Development 
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Professional Experience: Year 1 (Early Childhood)
  • Students with Learning and Behavioural Difficulties

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General 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: 0100835

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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.


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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