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What will I learn?

Here at The University of Notre Dame Australia, we pride ourselves on creating job-ready graduates who are in great demand in the workforce and this is especially true of our Education double degrees. Our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Arts degree provides you with a qualification to work with young children in both childcare and school settings. This degree includes an extensive workplace component in both childcare centres and schools, amounting to 32 weeks over five years.

Why study this degree?

Have you always had a special interest in the care and education of young children? Can you imagine the joy that comes with helping a child’s learning and development? If so, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years)/Bachelor of Arts is the ideal degree for you.

This highly-structured and intensive program qualifies you to work with children from birth to eight years, in both childcare and school settings. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years)/Bachelor of Arts is a perfect combination of theory and practice. The Education component of the program covers traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics and the Humanities plus special early childhood education courses such as Play and Pedagogy. In addition, you will be required to undertake 32 weeks of practical experience in a range of childcare and classroom settings. A unique feature is that this practicum experience directly counts towards your degree.

In the Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree you will study a Major in an area such as Archaeology, English Literature, Social Justice, Politics and International Relations, History or Theatre Studies which will give you in-depth, specialist knowledge and skills that will allow you to work in an educational setting and to contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of society.

The Arts component will also develop your ability to analyse, interpret, deliberate, draw conclusions, communicate, work as a team member and problem-solve. You will be able to consider multiple perspectives and handle ambiguity and uncertainty. These are the skills needed in the creative industries of the 21st century workplace.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Early childhood including long day care, family day care, pre-schools, after-hours care
  • Primary school settings
  • Primary school settings
  • Community and government organisations

Professional accreditation

Teachers’ Registration Board of Western Australia

Which department am I in?

School of Education



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,880.00 (16,98,570) per year
AUD $30,880/year for Education; AUD $29,000/year for Arts; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

A minimum overall score of 7.5 in IELTS Academic, with no score lower than 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 in reading and writing.

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