Launch a rewarding career in the education sector with a course that features embedded pathways, real-world opportunities, and extensive practical placements. CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is an initial teacher education course usually studied over a period of four years. On successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for employment in primary schools from Prep to Year 6 and in early childhood settings (long day care settings and kindergartens/pre-prep) throughout Australia. In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach effectively, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning. A unique feature of this course is the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care after completing the first year of full-time study. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
To be eligible for teacher registration, students in this course are required to undertake and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (ITE) prior to graduation. This test, referred to as LANTITE, is administered Nationally by the Australian Council of Education Research (ACER).
Students must be in possession of a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or equivalent), “Working with Children” check issued in other Australian states or territories) to be eligible for placement in a school site.
To be eligible to complete placements in early childhood settings, pre-service teachers may be required to show proof of immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella and influenza. In addition, some states and territories are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for all school staff. Please be aware that these regulations would apply to preservice teachers. Regulations may be introduced in any state prior to, or at the time of, scheduled placement/s and all students must adhere to these requirements.
Students must meet the inherent requirements for teaching and must ensure they adhere to any requirements within the scope of teaching across the curriculum learning areas. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’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); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Teaching Personal Statement
For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
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.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
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As a graduate, students will be qualified to teach in primary school settings from Prep to Year 6 and in specialist early childhood contexts, including childcare and kindergartens throughout Australia.
Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course. This course is also an approved early childhood teacher qualification of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time