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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching is an innovative course that prepares you to become an early childhood teacher and/or a primary school teacher. This gives you flexible and versatile employment options.

During this course, you explore issues, concepts and practices which are common and specific to both early childhood education (including before school settings) and primary school education.

You'll learn about::

  • play and learning sciences
  • language and literacy
  • preparation for teaching
  • health and physical education
  • science in education
  • technology and design for education
  • curriculum and programming
  • maths
  • leadership and advocacy
  • humanities, social science and the environment.

This unique teacher education course offers two career options for graduates. It is an initial-teacher education qualification that encompasses working with children from birth to age 12 in both early childhood settings and primary schools.

Professional Recognition

This course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.

Which department am I in?

College of Education



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,712.00 (14,39,224) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year

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

Application deadline

7 August 2022

More details

Start date

22 August 2022


Charles Darwin University

Casuarina Campus,

Ellengowan Drive,

Northern Territory,

0810, DARWIN, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants must have completed IB diploma with minimum 24 points from 6 subjects at one sitting. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic Module- A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency: A minimum overall grade of B2; Navitas Academic English: A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

For international students

Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent).

Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.

  • IELTS Academic Module: Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 176
  • Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency: Test not accepted for this course.
  • Navitas Academic English: Minimum overall score of 65% in Academic English 3
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: Minimum overall score of 58 with no score less than 58 in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): Minimum overall score of 80 with no score less than 22 in speaking, writing, reading and listening

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


About Charles Darwin University

CDU is the No.1 Australian university for postgraduate full-time employment outcomes (Good Universities Guide 2022).

  • A top 100 university for education - THE Impact Rankings 2021
  • CDU led the return of international students to Australia
  • A leader in e-learning with over 20 years in online learning
  • Multiple study locations across Australia