Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – VU Brisbane

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Key information

ATAR: not required
Course code: EBEC
CRICOS code: 115485G
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters of study)
Fees (2024): A$15,500 per semester (scholarship available)*
Intakes: 29 July, 30 September

*At VU Brisbane you can make payment on a block-by-block schedule. You will receive 4 invoices per semester: one for each unit.


Become an in-demand early-childhood teacher, equipped with effective skills and practical experience, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Victoria University Brisbane.

Be part of the massive future growth expected in early childhood education, with over 10,600 new jobs expected to be added in the next five years.

Your Bachelor of Early Childhood Education will prepare you for a rewarding career nurturing the development and wellbeing of children from birth to five years. As a degree-qualified early childhood teacher, you’ll:

  • support young children with the important foundations to set them up for success in life
  • develop techniques for involving families as important contributors to the learning process
  • set children up for effective transitions to school.

At VU, you will learn to support children to feel capable and confident. You’ll build a strong sense of social justice, understand child development in the early years and develop ethical professional teaching practice that includes Indigenous perspectives.

Course structure & units

To attain the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education you will be required to complete 288 credit points of core studies.

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

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements. Meeting the minimum entry criteria does not guarantee entry into this course.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Credit for skills & past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for credit (advanced standing).

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.


With this nationally accredited degree, you can work around Australia in:

  • public or private kindergartens
  • long day care centres
  • early childhood centres in Australia
  • policy development with government bodies.

Thanks to the essential experience you’ll get from teaching in childcare settings and kindergartens during your placements, you’ll be ready to register as a teacher as soon as you graduate.

Enjoy the rewards that come with nurturing the next generation and expect to earn above-average wages

How to apply

1. Talk to us – Call  +61 7 3210 7402

A conversation with one of our Student Enrolment Advisors will reassure you that you meet all the application requirements of the online course.

2. Prepare your documents

To complete your application, you will need to submit:

  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s or certificate/s of completion
  • a copy of your current CV that includes your current Position Description (PD)
  • supporting letter from your employer outlining your duties, responsibilities and duration of your employment/volunteer work.

3. Submit your application.

Apply online directly via our Admissions Centre.

You will receive an email to confirm your application and advise whether you need to provide any additional information.