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Education (Birth to Five Years)

48 months
23600 AUD/year
3968 AUD/year
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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.  


Our 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.  

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

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.

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.

Professional placements are a key part of this teaching 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.

  • Use your skills to provide quality care for children from birth to five years in long day care settings.
  • Work in independent preschools, preschools attached to government and private schools.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Pedagogy of Relationship 
  • Leading Early Childhood

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


256 alternative credits



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 00005F 

  • Diploma of Children’s Services OR
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)(or AQF equivalent) OR
  • Three-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching qualification (or AQF equivalent) from a recognised university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23600 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    3968 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3968 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported place


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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