Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
  • Online


Ballarat, Victoria (subject to viable cohorts) (Not offered in 2022)

Blacktown, NSW (subject to viable cohorts) (Not offered in 2022)

Canberra, ACT (subject to viable cohorts) (Not offered in 2022)

North Sydney, NSW (subject to viable cohorts) (Not offered in 2022)

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 2022 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

Part A : Education Studies

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDES100Understanding Learning and Teaching10
EDES101Educational Thought10
EDES103Understanding Learners and Their Contexts10
EDES104Digital Cultures and Capabilities10
EDES105Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges, Histories and Cultures10
EDES300Comparative Education: Local and Global Contexts10
EDES302Professional Communication10

Part B : Effective Teaching Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

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

Part C : Early Childhood Units

Complete exactly 170 credit points from the following:

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

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10
  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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