What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) from Charles Sturt University is offered entirely online. It gives you the opportunity to upgrade your qualification from a diploma in children’s services or a three-year early childhood teaching degree to a fully qualified four-year early childhood teacher.

Designed by leading educators to meet the demand for quality early childhood teachers, this education degree allows you to study for a nationally recognised qualification while continuing to work in your childcare service.

Course highlights

Our Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is an innovative and rigorous program that prepares you for continued engagement in the early childhood profession. Striking a balance between practical skills and theory, the course develops your understanding of the importance of the early years of a child's life and the crucial role a teacher plays during this time.

A dedicated academic community

Learn from academics who have made substantial contributions to early childhood research and curriculum development over many years.

Convenient online study

Available for full-time or part-time study, this course is designed and delivered online. This means you can upgrade your early childhood qualifications while continuing to work.

Quality learning support

Benefit from the personalised support and academic assistance Charles Sturt University offers, including small tutorial groups and continual contact with your subject coordinator throughout work placements.

Gain a well-rounded knowledge

Develop a critical understanding of a range of theories used in early childhood education and how to apply these within a birth-to-five-years context. You’ll also gain leadership skills and be able to collaborate effectively with other colleagues and teaching professionals.

Career opportunities

Demand for qualified early childhood teachers is currently high and employment prospects are strong. As a result, opportunities exist in a variety of early childhood settings across Australia, as well as overseas.

Work in long day care

Use your skills to provide quality care for children from birth to five years in long day care settings.

Forge a career in preschool education

Work in independent preschools, preschools attached to government and private schools.

Lead in an education setting

Your Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) will have you well on your way to take on leadership roles in many areas of early childhood.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

Study options

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,720.00 (12,16,274) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 (or equivalent). Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet based score of 60, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 50; TOEFL PBT: 550; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 169.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australia.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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