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Education (Birth to Five Years), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) from Charles Sturt University is offered entirely online. It gives you the opportunity to upgrade your qualification from a diploma in children’s services or a three-year early childhood teaching degree to a fully qualified four-year early childhood teacher.
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Designed by leading educators to meet the demand for quality early childhood teachers, this degree allows you to study for a nationally recognised qualification while continuing to work in your childcare service.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is an innovative and rigorous program that prepares you for continued engagement in the early childhood profession. 

Striking a balance between practical skills and theory, the course develops your understanding of the importance of the early years of a child's life and the crucial role a teacher plays during this time.

  • A dedicated academic community

    Learn from academics who have made substantial contributions to early childhood research and curriculum development over many years.

  • Convenient online study

    Available for full-time or part-time study, this course is designed and delivered online. This means you can upgrade your early childhood qualifications while continuing to work.

  • Quality learning support

    Benefit from the personalised support and academic assistance Charles Sturt University offers, including small tutorial groups and continual contact with your subject coordinator throughout work placements.

  • Gain a well-rounded knowledge

    Develop a critical understanding of a range of theories used in early childhood education and how to apply these within a birth-to-five-years context. You’ll also gain leadership skills and be able to collaborate effectively with other colleagues and teaching professionals.

  • Practical experiences

    Professional placements are a key part of this degree. There are two compulsory experience subjects where you'll work with children aged from birth to two years and then three to five years. Learn the role of a teacher in a birth-to-five-years setting through hands-on experience at an early childhood service.

Career opportunities

  • Demand for qualified early childhood teachers is currently high and employment prospects are strong. As a result, opportunities exist in a variety of early childhood settings across Australia, as well as overseas.

    • Work in long day care

      Use your skills to provide quality care for children from birth to five years in long day care settings.

    • Forge a career in preschool education

      Work in independent preschools, preschools attached to government and private schools.

    • Lead in an education setting

      Your Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) will have you well on your way to take on leadership roles in many areas of early childhood.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    256 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Wellness and Wellbeing
  • Rights of the Child
  • Investigation: Literacy
  • Investigation: Maths, Science and Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Indigenous Education Studies
  • Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education
  • Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Teacher in the Community
  • Pedagogy of Relationship
  • Leading Early Childhood
  • Thinking and learning through the arts
  • Understanding and using new technologies
  • Indigenous cultures, histories and contemporary realities
  • Child, Family and Community: EC Contexts
  • Educational Transitions in Multiple Contexts
  • Environmental sustainability in Early Childhood
  • Researching Early Childhood
  • Special Study in Early Childhood
  • Multiple understandings
  • Early Intervention and Inclusion
  • Child health care and promotion
  • Wellness and Wellbeing

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

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)
  • three-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching qualification from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification deemed appropriate by the Faculty of Education.

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

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

    6656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6656 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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