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What will I learn?

Birth to 8 years

Giving children the best possible start to life is a valuable role you can play in many education setting from birth to 8 years. USQ’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) enables you to work expertly in child care centres, Kindergartens and primary schools. Offered online, on campus or a combination of both, this practical degree fits in with your life.

With regular opportunities to engage with current educators and industry, such as the Education Department, Queensland College of Teachers and Catholic Education, you’ll be able to cross the gap between theory and the classroom. This is why our graduates are highly sought after and employable.

Already have an Early Childhood qualification?

Already have an early childhood qualification from TAFE or another recognised provider? USQ may be able to offer you credit/RPL to help you finish your degree faster.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are prepared to support the learning of children from birth to eight years old, which means you are eligible to apply for teacher registration through the Queensland College of Teachers. To be eligible for registration in Queensland, both domestic and international students must have at least 50% of supervised practical experience in Australian schools. Live interstate or overseas? You will need to investigate registration eligibility on an individual basis.

Since 2018, another requirement is the completion of a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in the final supervised placement.

In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the LANTITE before the successful completion of 16 courses. Please register for the LANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

This program is approved with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) will be well qualified for employment in traditional and diverse roles in a range of early childhood settings ranging from early learning centres to kindergartens in Queensland, as well as elsewhere in Australia and in many overseas jurisdictions, subject to local requirements.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

100825

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,320.00 (US$ 18,172) per year
Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,320.00 (US$ 18,172) per year
Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 7.5 (or better) (no component lower than 7.0; no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening)

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • NIET Group - Charlton Brown
  • Queensland Academy of Technology
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