Credit points


Minimum duration


Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

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

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant:

  1. must have completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or an equivalent qualification approved by ACECQA;
  2. Victoria and New South Wales students must also be currently employed by an eligible early childhood service that delivers (or intends to deliver) a funded kindergarten program.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Education Studies (Part A)
  2. 50 cp from Effective Teaching Units (Part B)
  3. 110 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: Working with Children Check 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. Non-Award Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Bachelor of Educational Studies

Graduates of this course are Early Childhood Teachers (ECT). None of these qualifications qualifies a student to teach in a Primary or Secondary school in Australia. 

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 60 credit points from the following:

  • EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10 CP
  • EDES101Educational Thought10 CP
  • EDES104Digital Cultures and Capabilities10 CP
  • EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10 CP
  • EDES300Comparative Education: Local and Global Contexts10 CP
  • EDES302Professional Communication10 CP

Complete exactly 50 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
  • EDET460Effective Teaching 5: Understanding and Implementing Assessment and Data Informed Practice10 CP
  • EDET461Effective Teaching 6: Professional Engagement and Reflection10 CP

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

  • EDAR460Arts as Meaning in Early Childhood10 CP
  • EDEC111Early Years Curriculum and Play-Based Pedagogies10 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

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

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Professional Term 3

  • Education Studies UnitsEDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10 cp
  • Early Childhood UnitsEDMA163Exploring Mathematics and Numeracy10 cp
  • Effective Teaching UnitsEDET100Effective Teaching 1: Becoming a Teacher

    PEP BLOCK 15 days: 3-5 years

    10 cp
  • Early Childhood UnitsEDEC111Early Years Curriculum and Play-Based Pedagogies

    PEP 15 DAYS: 3-5 years, same setting as EDET100

    10 cp
  • Education Studies UnitsEDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10 cp
  • Early Childhood UnitsEDEN100Foundations of Literacy10 cp
  • Effective Teaching UnitsEDET111Effective Teaching 2: Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy

    PEP 15 days 3-5 years

    10 cp
  • Early Childhood UnitsEDEN102Children's Literature for Early Reading10 cp
  • Early Childhood UnitsEDSI168Science, Inquiry and Sustainability10 cp

Commencing Professional Term 5

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