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Education (Early Childhood Studies), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) Joondalup, Australia| Online
This Education (Early Childhood Studies) course offered at Edith Cowan University is designed to graduate early childhood educators who are competent, skilled teachers ready to work in schools and a range of early childhood settings.
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A key feature of this Education (Early Childhood Studies) course offered at Edith Cowan University is the emphasis given to connecting theory with practice so that graduates will be proficient in developing effective early childhood educational programs that are informed by current research, policy and practice.

Partnerships with over 650 schools and numerous Children's Services settings allow pre-service teachers to gain experience in diverse settings, including public, private, metropolitan, regional and remote contexts working with children, families and communities.

In addition, a distinguishing feature of this course is that pre-service teachers have the opportunity in the fourth year of their course to specialise and broaden their knowledge and skills in an area of interest. Units are also available in the degree that enables pre-service teachers to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.

Employment opportunities

This course creates quality graduates ready to take up employment across the early childhood education sector, including teaching children from birth to 8 years of age.

Possible future job titles

Kindergarten, Pre-Primary or Junior Primary Teacher, Child Care Professional, Pedagogical Leader

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
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Literacy
  • Personal Numeracy
  • Drama Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Becoming an Early Childhood Educator
  • Learning and Learners
  • Communication Skills for Teaching and Learning
  • Young Children's Learning and Development
  • English 1: Oral Communication
  • Play and Pedagogy
  • Inquiry in Professional Practice (Child Care)
  • Early Childhood Mathematics 1
  • Guiding Children's Behaviour in Positive Learning Environments
  • Music Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Science and Technology Education
  • Assessing and Evaluating Young Children's Learning
  • Health and Physical Education for Young Children
  • English 2: Literacy Learning in the Early Years
  • Inquiry in Professional Practice (K/PP)

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.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 074168G

  • All applicants are required to provide a personal statement. In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. At Edith Cowan University, applicants' non-academic capabilities will be judged based on the submission of a 500 word personal statement. In this statement applicants will outline why they wish to become a teacher.
  • Successful completion of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) grade C or above, PLUS a completed 4 year National Diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30750 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30750 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Joondalup

  • 1400 - 2500 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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