Students specialise in educating and caring for children from birth to 5 years of age. Emphasis is placed on child-centred learning, leadership advocacy, relational pedagogy, and the administrative and management skills required for a range of careers in prior to school settings. Professional experience placements help students to gain caring and teaching practice, while additional engagement activities allow students to network with current teachers and industry specialists. Graduates have early childhood teaching expertise and are positioned to work in a range of early childhood learning environments. This qualification is approved to meet the requirements of the ACECQA framework and leads to careers in early childhood education and care centres, kindergartens, family day care programs, and other important and interesting work with young children and families. This qualification is not accredited with Queensland College of Teachers and does not lead to registration in schools. If you are interested in a program leading to eligibility to apply for registration as teacher, we recommend studying the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). For more program information, visit Bachelor of Early Childhood at UniSQ.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood program includes at least 80 days of supervised placement.
A Blue Card or Exemption Card is required, refer to institution.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Any General subject from the Sciences Learning Area (Units 3 and 4, C)
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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.
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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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Kindergartens, Childcare centres, community-based children’s organisations, director of children’s activities on cruise ships/in holiday resorts, after school care, nanny.
11 Jan 2024
24 Apr 2024
3 years Full time or 7 years Part time