Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years)
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

This course is for students interested in teaching children from birth to five years, who see themselves as future educational leaders in the field, with units that address individual teacher identity and professional development. Students gain a strong grounding in curriculum and are well equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond to the diversity within the sector. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) at ACU


In addition to on-campus study, this course is available by flexible delivery, which means students have the opportunity to study the entire degree fully online or in a blended mode and can choose between online and on-campus units according to individual preference. This course does not lead to primary or secondary teacher registration.

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students must complete professional and volunteer experience in line with the requirements of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, as continuous, full-time blocks. This consists of prior-to-school based learning experiences, structured observational tasks, community engagement, and Professional Experience Program in prior-to-school settings. A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Assumed knowledge

General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Four-year trained early childhood teacher, early childhood leadership, management and advocacy, kindergarten teacher, policy developer. This course does not lead to registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Course Code
Start Date
Feb 2023
Jun 2023
Offer rounds
CSP/$5263 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time