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Education (Early Childhood Teaching), B.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
Education (Early Childhood Teaching) offered at  University of New England   is designed to meet the Australian Government's requirements for Early Childhood Education and to qualify graduates as four-year trained Early Childhood Teachers.


Education (Early Childhood Teaching) offered at  University of New England  course is accredited with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an approved early childhood teacher qualification. Prospective students from states other than NSW should seek advice from their state and territory accrediting bodies as to requirements for registration as an Early Childhood Teacher in that state or territory.

UNE's Early Childhood staff are an outstanding team whose teaching is informed by their research, consultancy, professional involvement and diverse backgrounds. They are involved in a wide range of projects and are actively involved in local, national and international professional and research communities. They also ensure you are treated as a 'person', not just a number, by supporting you and challenging you to achieve your personal best.

The career opportunities for early childhood graduates are increasing every year, especially in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. We know that lots of people who want to study are also working full-time, which is why UNE offers this degree by distance education - giving students the flexibility to balance study with work, family and other commitments.

Career Opportunities

Early childhood teacher, coordinator/leader of cluster of services, early childhood advisor for governments, professional development educator, child and family services manager, early childhood expert for projects and studies, TAFE teacher, community advocate.

This degree also provides the necessary qualifications for senior positions in early childhood such as, Director of a Centre and teaching in the VET sector. Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) have a range of skills including organisational leadership, contemporary pedagogical understandings and interpersonal skills that are highly valued in all areas of life, not just early childhood occupations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 8 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professionals in Early Childhood Education 
  • Leadership in Early Childhood 
  • Young Children as Communicators 
  • Growing up Children
  • Families and Early Childhood Education 
  • Play in Learning Environments 
  • Social Justice in Early Childhood Education 
  • Early Education Philosophy and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • For students admitted under Rule (a), the course includes a mandatory sixty days of Professional Experience (PrEx) of which 10 days must be completed outside the student's usual workplace.
  • For students admitted under Rule (b), the course includes a mandatory minimum thirty days of Professional Experience (PrEx) of which 5 days must be completed outside the student's usual workplace.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24990 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Commonwealth supported fee


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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