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Early Childhood Education (Honours), Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Adelaide, Australia| Online
This industry-relevant Early Childhood Education (Honours) degree from University of South Australia is a new four-year professional degree solely focused on teaching, that will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to thrive as a contemporary educator in childcare, pre-school, and junior primary settings.
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Overview

Degree overview

  • UniSA’s new education degrees offer Honours with a difference.
  • Study our new Honours degrees, which let you graduate with an achievable and highly sought-after qualification in just four years.
  • Benefit from flexible study options. Study at Mawson Lakes, Magill, Mount Gambier, Whyalla or online.
  • Ranked #6 in Australia for international outlook.1
  • Undertake a primary specialism in the learning area of your choice.
  • Benefit from a pathway straight into further study.
  • Enhance your employment prospects by graduating with demonstrated research skills through your Honours project.
  • Get hands-on experience with field-based placements starting in your first six months.
  • Graduate career-ready when you complete 105 days of professional placements throughout your degree.
  • Have the opportunity to complete a placement overseas.
  • No. 2 in Australian for student services.

Career outcomes

Your career

The Early Childhood Education (Honours) degree from University of South Australia offers a range of diverse employment options beyond teaching only specific roles. You may choose to work for a variety of employers including:

  • business associations
  • the Department for Education
  • private and community-based child care providers
  • Catholic Education South Australia (CESA)
  • the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA)

The Honours degree will equip you with an additional qualification and specialised skills which will enhance your employment prospects if you choose to continue into teaching. The specialised teaching field shows promising job prospects Australia-wide, with strong long-term growth. Careers to consider include: 

  • childcare teacher: encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of children aged from birth to four years of age 
  • kindergarten teacher: responsible for a child’s first education experience; this role often encompasses introducing basic skills, including letters, numbers, social
  • science and behavioural skills 
  • preschool teacher: educate and care for children aged three to five years 
  • junior primary teacher: develop lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives and facilitate classroom learning for children aged five to eight  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts Education 
  • Language and Numeracy for Learning 
  • Professional Experience 1: Introduction to Educators' Practices (Birth-3 years) 
  • Children's Development: Conception to 3 Years 
  • Foundations in Learning and Teaching 1: Learning through Play 
  • Design and Technology Education 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    94

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 098150J

  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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