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Education (Early Childhood and Primary), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Albury, Australia | Bathurst, Australia | Dubbo, Australia | Wagga, Australia
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) from Charles Sturt University develops professional teachers who can support, engage and teach young children in their most formative years. Become qualified to teach children from birth to age 12 as an early childhood and primary school teacher – and make a real difference.
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This course is for you if your passion is to work with children and shape their physical and cognitive development, you enjoy working with families and want to be an integral part of the community.

Course highlights

If you have always wanted to become a teacher, then Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) will give you the opportunity to experience teaching firsthand and give you the perfect start to your career.

  • Obtain extensive workplace experience

    Engage in workplace learning experiences in educational settings, and become a confident and job-ready graduate. Learn to work with parents, communities and other educational stakeholders. You'll also strengthen your skills in communication, leadership and special needs through workshops and in workplaces that cater to the needs of children in both rural and urban settings.

  • Study under internationally recognised educators

    Our dedicated academics will equip you with the professional skills required to become a teacher who fosters positive development and learning in children in childcare services, preschools and primary schools. Our academics' wealth of experience will help you develop the awareness of social, cultural and developmental issues that teachers require.

  • Gain a global perspective

    You'll have the option to participate in an international student placement. An international placement will allow you to gain a wealth of practical teaching experience in countries such as Vanuatu and Nepal. You'll also gain insight into different cultures and educational methods, adding further skills to your teaching toolkit.

  • Learn in professional facilities

    You'll obtain extensive experience using the latest equipment and techniques found in schools and early childhood services. Charles Sturt University's facilities include computer laboratories and specialist curriculum rooms for early childhood, creative arts, language, science, numeracy and human movement. Subjects are supported by online technology to ensure you have access to the latest ideas and research from around the world. There are opportunities to gain skills in the production of media appropriate to teaching a range of children, and to evaluate the impact of media in learning.

Career opportunities

Becoming a teacher offers you the opportunity to play a key role in the development of young people, with the potential to expand your horizons within and beyond the classroom.

  • Work in schools

    With this qualification you'll be able to work as a teacher in government and non-government schools in Australia or overseas.

  • Enhance early childhood education

    Put your degree into action as a teacher in a preschool, childcare centre or other early childhood service area.

  • Explore opportunities in other organisations

    Teaching skills are also useful in a wide variety of other professions, such as adult or community education careers, museum or art gallery educators, tutor or educational support personnel, corporate training professionals and educational product designers (for example, software, children's educational products and resources for teachers).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    296 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Managing the Classroom Environment
  • Community Cultural Education Program
  • TEC Residential School 
  • Pedagogies and Practice for Social Justice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Leading Early Childhood
  • Child Development: The Early Years
  • Planning for Diverse Learners
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Child Health and Safety
  • Philosophical and Social Contexts of Education
  • The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
  • Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts
  • HSIE: Teaching About People, Places and the Past
  • Everyday Language and Literacies: Learning and Practice
  • English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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General Requirements


  • Applicants with higher education study

Successful completion of at least two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Completed bridging or enabling courseSuccessful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

A completed AQF Certificate III (or higher) at an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification at an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    22720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22720 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7368 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7368 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bathurst

  • 1260 - 2250 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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