Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

VU course code: EBEI | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time
Hybrid
St Albans
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Early childhood teaching student smiles at kindergarten child
Overview

Overview

Upgrade your early childhood diploma to a bachelor degree in just two years with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching at Victoria University (VU).

If you hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you can finish your bachelor degree sooner with this accelerated early childhood teaching course.

Continue to work in the sector while you study online in the evenings and become an early childhood teacher in just two years.

In your Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, you’ll essentially skip the first year of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education to build on your expertise in nurturing children from birth to five years by learning:

  • teaching methods for early-childhood education settings
  • early-childhood learning theories
  • cultural competency, including Indigenous perspectives.

You’ll draw on your experience working in the sector to complete your assignments, including creating art-based responses, designing learning opportunities and reflecting on workplace documentation.

You may even be eligible for a $25,000 Victorian Government scholarship to study and work in Victoria.

As soon as you graduate from this course, you’ll meet the requirements to register as an early childhood teacher with Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and Victorian Institute for Teaching (VIT), the Victorian body for Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Essential for admission (all applicants)

Potential students must live or work in one of the eligible Local Government Areas. They must provide evidence of living and/or working in the LGA (e.g. a letter from their employer, a utility bill with their home address).

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education students will be required to complete:

  • 288 credit points of Core studies


Students also undertake practical placements that include 80 days supervised professional experience.

Units

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

Fees

Scholarships

Victorian Government incentives

CAREERS

Take advantage of the high demand for bachelor-qualified early childhood teachers with funded three-year-old kindergarten rolling out across Victoria and an expected 21.6% growth in childcare jobs by 2026.

Thanks to the essential experience you’ll get from reflecting on your practice while working in the early childhood sector, you’ll be ready to register as a teacher as soon as you graduate.

Enjoy the rewards that come with nurturing the next generation as a kindergarten teacher or early childhood teacher and expect to earn above-average wages

Register as a teacher

As soon as you graduate from this course, you’ll meet the requirements to register as a teacher with Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and Victorian Institute for Teaching (VIT), the Victorian body for Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).