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Education (Early Childhood and Care 0-8 years), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fremantle, Australia
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care) at Notre Dame provides students with a qualification to work with children from birth to age eight in both childcare and school settings, with an extensive practicum experience component amounting to 32 weeks over four years – including experience in childcare and schools.
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Notre Dame values its role as a leading contributor to the vocation of teaching. The teaching programs are designed to produce well educated, industry ready graduates who will find suitable and satisfying employment in a wide range of education and care settings.

As well as an extensive practicum experience, students are provided with:

  • Strong supportive and mentoring arrangements
  • The ability to teach in all learning areas of the Curriculum Framework and the Australian National Curriculum
  • The strong integration of theory and practice
  • Coursework that is contemporary, practical, interactive and focused on problem solving
  • Professional reflection on practice
  • Exposure to emergent learning technologies
  • Attainment of employer, government and teacher registration requirements
  • Accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school (if desired)

A unique feature of the degree is that a unit of study is completed during the practicum. Specialist staff, in the host setting, teach this unit for the University. This gives students the benefit of the contemporary experience of practising educators and allows students to relate the teaching methodologies examined directly to their observation and teaching practice.

It is possible to study Education (Early Childhood) as part of a double degree. Combinations include:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)/Bachelor of Arts (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)/Bachelor of Science (5 years)


Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years full-time or the equivalent part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • 3 Core Curriculum Units
Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Theology
  • Early Childhood Units 
Units include: Catering for Students with Special Needs; Science in Early Childhood; Dance & Drama; Child Development; Functional Literacy; Introduction to Mathematics Teaching & Learning; Health and Physical Education; Management in Childcare
  • 4 Practicums 
Total of 32 weeks

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

  • CRICOS code: 073159F
  • Personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential
  • Contribution to church, school and community life
  • Academic record
  • Interview
  • Diploma completed at a RTO/TAFE or equivalent
  • STAT score of 145 or higher
  • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE exams with resulting ATAR of 70


Tuition Fee

  • International

    30880 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30880 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15414 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15414 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 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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