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Our new Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) will put you on the path to a career in teaching children from birth to 5 years.
The smart path to teaching
Western’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) will put you on the path to a career in teaching children from birth to 5 years. With growing worldwide recognition of the importance of the early years in fostering children’s healthy learning and development, be a part of laying the foundations for children’s educational success as an early childhood teacher.
Our new Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is specifically designed as an initial teacher qualification, equipping graduates with the specialist knowledge and skills to teach effectively in early childhood education and care settings with children from birth to 5 years.
During your studies, you will gain 80 days of professional experience in the classroom, as well as the theoretical experience by developing a professional e-portfolio throughout the course of the program to demonstrate your capacity to work successfully as a graduate teacher.
This program is accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Top 50 Worldwide for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education
Western is ranked 37th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.
The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.
For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.
Delivery: On campus
This program is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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With this degree, you can go on to a great career in education, child and family support services, education policy, or leadership and management. Early Childhood Teachers not only work with young children and understand how they learn, they also work with families and local communities advocating for children and families.
Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood Teachers’ play a pivotal role in fostering children’s curiosity and learning about the world around them. They teach skills for life including resilience, problem-solving, critical thinking, literacy, numeracy and working with others.
Preschool Teachers provide pre-kindergarten education to children three to five years. They support young children to develop a wide range of skills and learning experiences that cater for each child’s unique dispositions and strengths.
Educational Leaders use their teaching experience, and knowledge to support teaching and learning in a range of settings. They can lead innovation and responsive pedagogy, mentor and coach individual staff to create high quality educational programs.
Centre Directors bring both leadership and management skills to meet regulatory requirements and deliver quality early childhood education and care. They work in partnership with families, staff and management in an early childhood service.
Children’s Services Leaders
Children’s Services Leaders lead the development and implementation of high-quality children’s services. They work in a variety of settings from councils, not-for-profit organisations to large children’s service providers.
Early Childhood Early Intervention teachers
Early Childhood Early Intervention teachers support children with disabilities and developmental delays and their families. To support their inclusion in early childhood education and care settings and support transitions to school settings.
Playgroup Facilitators and Coordinators support children and families in local and diverse communities. Collaborating with allied health and other community professionals they aim to enhance family capabilities and build community capacities.
Policy and Project Development
Policy and project developers aspire to create change based on research, working in larger organisations and government departments to review, analyse and develop policy in relation to children, families and communities to inform future practices.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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