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Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth -12 Years)

48 months
26712 AUD/year
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The Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth -12 Years) programme from Charles Darwin University is an innovative course that prepares you to become an early childhood teacher and/or a primary school teacher. This gives you flexible and versatile employment options.


During the Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth -12 Years) programme from Charles Darwin University, you explore issues, concepts and practices which are common and specific to both early childhood education (including before school settings) and primary school education.

You'll learn about:

  • play and learning sciences
  • language and literacy
  • preparation for teaching
  • health and physical education
  • science in education
  • technology and design for education
  • curriculum and programming
  • maths
  • leadership and advocacy in early childhood contexts
  • humanities, social science and the environment.

This unique teacher education course offers two career options for graduates. It is an initial-teacher education qualification that encompasses working with children from birth to age 12 in both early childhood settings and primary schools.

The course is designed to:

  • develop professional knowledge and skills for teaching children from birth to 12 years
  • prepare you for new and changing educational roles in early childhood and primary schools
  • develop your skills as a reflective teacher
  • explore the connection between theory and practice in early childhood and primary school education
  • ensure continuing awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning in early childhood and primary schools
  • better understand the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.

This program is approved with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). On graduating, you will be recognised as an Early Childhood Teacher by ACECQA.

On graduating from this course, you will be eligible to register as a teacher across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria, such as National Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education as per Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics in Early Years 
  • Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood Education 
  • Arts for Education
  • Health and Physical Education in Schools 
  • English Language and Literacy in Education 
  • Mathematics Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching
  • Professional Experience: Planning for Early Childhood Learning 
  • Science in the Early Years
  • Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood
  • Music and Movement in Early Childhood

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


320 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 0101027

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26712 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26712 AUD per year during 48 months.

Commonwealth supported places for domestic students

Living costs for Darwin

1493 - 2530 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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