Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
  • Online


Ballarat (not offered 2023)

Blacktown (not offered 2023)

Canberra (not offered 2023)

North Sydney (not offered 2023)

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must meet any additional prerequisite requirements imposed by state jurisdictions.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed at year 12 level, or equivalent:


Australian Capital Territory

Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed Knowledge:

  • Major in English (T)
  • Major in Mathematics (T)

New South Wales

Prerequisites: Nil

Assumed knowledge:

  • Two units of English (Any)
  • Two units of Mathematics (Any)


Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C)

Assumed Knowledge: General Mathematics


Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English

Recommended Studies: Mathematics: Two units of Mathematics (any)

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Education Studies (Part A)
  2. 60 cp from Effective Teaching Units (Part B)
  3. 170 cp from Early Childhood Units (Part C)
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part D)

Other requirements

  1. Students must pass all professional experience components, including professional experience embedded within units.
  2. Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic), or equivalent requirements in other states and territories. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police check may be required. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed the following requirements may exit from the course with that qualification:[1]

  1. Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Bachelor of Educational Studies

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progression through this course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

  • EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10 CP
  • EDES101Educational Thought10 CP
  • EDES103Understanding Learners and Their Contexts10 CP
  • EDES104Digital Cultures and Capabilities10 CP
  • EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10 CP
  • EDFX204Engaging with Global Communities Personal Professional Learning in International Education Contexts10 CP
  • EDES300Comparative Education: Local and Global Contexts10 CP
  • EDES302Professional Communication10 CP

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • EDET100Effective Teaching 1: Becoming a Teacher10 CP
  • EDET111Effective Teaching 2: Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy10 CP
  • EDET211Effective Teaching 3 Positive Environments to Engage Young Learners10 CP
  • EDET300Effective Teaching 4: Students with Disability and Inclusive Education10 CP
  • EDET460Effective Teaching 5: Understanding and Implementing Assessment and Data Informed Practice10 CP
  • EDET461Effective Teaching 6: Professional Engagement and Reflection10 CP

Complete exactly 170 credit points from the following:

  • EDAR164Nurturing Creativity in Young Children10 CP
  • EDAR460Arts as Meaning in Early Childhood10 CP
  • EDEC100Health, Family and Young Learner Wellbeing in the Early Years10 CP
  • EDEC111Early Years Curriculum and Play-Based Pedagogies10 CP
  • EDEC211Infant and Toddler Studies10 CP
  • EDEC310Young Children's Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Contexts10 CP
  • EDEC314Leadership, Management, Administration and Advocacy10 CP
  • EDEC360Professional Identities in Early Childhood10 CP
  • EDEC366Positive Environments for Learning and Development10 CP
  • EDEC461Pedagogy of Relationships in Early Childhood10 CP
  • EDEN100Foundations of Literacy10 CP
  • EDEN102Children's Literature for Early Reading10 CP
  • EDEN290English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-8)10 CP
  • EDMA163Exploring Mathematics and Numeracy10 CP
  • EDMA290Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1 (B-12)10 CP
  • EDSI168Science, Inquiry and Sustainability10 CP
  • EDEC313Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years10 CP
  • EDTE260Technologies Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in the Early Years10 CP
  • EDFD316Young Children and Spirituality10 CP
  • EDFD227Partnerships: Inclusive and Diverse Learning10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP
  1. None of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.
  2. For Indigenous students undertaking the course, the unit codes will begin with A in place of the first letter of the unit codes listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings. Unit codes beginning with A are available only to Indigenous students.

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