Bachelor of Early Childhood
Are you interested in a career in early childhood education? USQ’s Bachelor of Early Childhood will give you the attributes required in the early childhood education and child care sector. With an emphasis on the knowledge, skills, practices and values inherent in contemporary understandings of best practice in early childhood education, you will be well positioned to work with children and families in an array of early learning environments.
With USQ, you will have the chance to study your early childhood degree online, on-campus, or a combination of both.
Gain professional experience
You will receive real world career experience with 65 days of targeted professional experience placements. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with current early childhood specialists.
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 to help you finish your degree faster.
This program is approved with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the Queensland Office for Early Childhood Education and Care.
Our Bachelor of Early Childhood does not qualify for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. If you are looking for teacher registration, we recommend studying the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
As a graduate, you will have the skills, knowledge and experience required to work in a range of prior to school learning environments, including early education and care centres and family day care programs as a director, educator, supervisor or as a group leader.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18160|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
From Semester 1 2018 the following entry requirements will apply:
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Year 12 science subject (4 SA) or equivalent
- Special entry pathways may be available. Please contact USQ.
Note: All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional experience placements within this degree.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to applyNote: Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus mode at Springfield campus.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.