Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin GroveOnline

Course outline

This course prepares you as an early childhood educator to teach young children in prior-to-school settings (e.g., kindergarten) and the lower years of primary school (Prep-Year 3). You will demonstrate achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Beginning Teachers as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The program meets the requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for program accreditation in Queensland. You can be registered as a teacher in each State and Territory of Australia and will have attained the necessary skills and attributes required for employment as an Early Childhood Teacher as defined by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The program includes substantial professional experience across the early childhood and primary schooling sectors embedded and connected to on-campus learning. You must complete 95 days of approved professional work, of which the majority must be in an Australian primary school setting. 10 days must be with children birth-2 years, 40 days must be in a kindergarten.

Flagship units in this course cover topics such as Indigenous education, inclusive and trauma-aware education, and digital pedagogies for future-focussed teaching.

This course is covered by the QUT Offer Guarantee.

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Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. You must successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’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); Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC’s teacher entry website. Applicants who have failed two or more attempts of either component of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students, and have not passed it in a later attempt, are not eligible for entry.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Early childhood teacher, leadership roles in childcare settings.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$4130 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time, Online learning
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time or 4-8 years Online learning