Bachelor of Early Childhood
- CRICOS: 056707B
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
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 practical career experience with 80 days of targeted professional experience placements. It is suggested, for both international and domestic students, that 50% of professional placement is carried out in Australia.
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).
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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
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.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.