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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at University of Tasmania provides existing and potential early childhood professionals with higher levels of knowledge and skills to facilitate the provision of educationally sound programs for young children. 


The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course at University of Tasmania qualifies graduates to teach children from birth to age 8 and the qualification you gain upon graduation is recognised as suitable to teach in early childhood contexts (including Early Childhood Centres and Kindergartens) in all Australian states and territories.

In addition, the course will provide leaders in early childhood with competencies in teaching and leadership positions.

This degree program is available internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses and externally/fully on-line from anywhere in the world, full-time or part-time.

Who should undertake this program?

  • Child care and educational professionals who would be considering their future as senior staff or directors of child services
  • Child care and educational professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and understandings and obtain a higher qualification directly relevant to their work
  • School leavers and others who wish pursue a career in the field of early childhood

This degree program is designed and enacted in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and appropriate employing authorities. At the core of the degree program is the student who is educated to bring to their work:

  • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts; and
  • The capacity to be resilient professionals and lifelong learners.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work in childcare and early learning centres, and in after-school care from birth through to age 8 throughout Australia and overseas.


  • The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.
  • The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course is also recognised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that students living overseas apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students no less than one month prior.
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Teaching
  • Academic Literacies
  • Foundations of English
  • Personal and Professional Numeracy
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood
  • Arts Education: Music & Visual Arts
  • Introduction to Primary and Early Childhood Science Education
  • Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan

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

If you are an international student

You will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. 

CRICOS: 070687F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.


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