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Compare Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Degrees in Brisbane

An Early Childhood Education Degree is a pathway to being an educator in an early childhood setting. The Early Childhood field is rewarding and challenging. It offers new experiences and gives you the privilege to make a difference in young children’s development and instill a love of learning. Early Childhood specialists can work as qualified teachers in kindergarten up to year 3 in primary school.

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In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.

Queensland University of Technology

At Queensland University of Technology, prerequisites for the 4 year (full-time) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at Kelvin Grove campus or online, are an ATAR of 71 and:

  • English, or literature, or English and literature extension, or English as an additional language (units 3 & 4, C)
  • General mathematics, mathematical methods or specialist mathematics (units 3 & 4, C)
  • At least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Teaching Personal Statement
  • LANTITE Literacy status
  • LANTITE Numeracy status

Students will gain a deep understanding of early childhood learning and development, curriculum and pedagogy knowledge and practices, creating positive learning environments for young learners, and more. Students will also participate in multiple placements to give them experience in a diverse range of environments including school classrooms, kindergartens and early learning centres.

Fees vary depending on the units chosen. For 2023, the average annual fees are $4,200. 2024 fees to be announced. QUT also offers the option of International or remote and rural field studies which will incur extra costs.

University of the Sunshine Coast

USC’S Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) offers a 4 year full-time or part-time equivalent degree on campus. An ATAR of 65 will help get you into this course. Other requirements for this course are:

  • English (Units 3 and 4, C)
  • General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3 and 4, C)
  • a General science subject (Units 3 and 4, C)
  • Teaching Personal Statement

In this program, students will learn about the importance of wellbeing, play and supportive environments in early learning and qualify to work and lead in childcare, kindergarten and primary school (with a focus on Prep to Year 3). They will also participate in supervised placements to get them ready for the workforce. Fees for 2023 are approx. $4,120 per year. Fees for 2024 are to be announced. 

Griffith University

Griffith University does not offer a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, however undergraduate study in Early childhood education can be undertaken as a major within the Bachelor of Education, Primary (Logan campus only). Find out more in our Bachelor of Primary Education Article. 

University of Southern Queensland

USQ’S Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) offers a 4 year full-time or part-time equivalent degree. An ATAR of 62 will help get you into this course. Commonwealth supported fees for 2023 are approximately $4,120 per year. Fees for 2023 are to be announced. 

USQ also offers a 3 year course, titled Bachelor of Early Childhood which gives graduates the skills to work as a director of a child care centre, family daycare supervisor, or group leader. Students will require an ATAR of 62 to gain entry to the course. Annual fees in 2023 were $4,120. Subject pre-requisites include:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
  • Year 12 science subject (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

Special entry pathways may be available. 

Each program is designed to prepare graduates who are confident to teach children in prior to school settings and P-3 classrooms (only Bachelor of Education).

Australian Catholic University

ACU’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education offers a 4 year full-time or part-time equivalent degree on campus or online. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed at year 12 level, or equivalent. Other requirements for this course are:

  • English (Units 3 and 4, C)
  • General Mathematics

In this program, students will become equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond to diversity in students. They will also participate in many hours of placement in multiple environments. 

As of 2023, the annual course fees are $4,120. 

Other requirements

Bachelor of Early Childhood students must also satisfactorily complete the Queensland College of Teachers’ Literacy and Numeracy assessment in order to meet the course and QCT accreditation requirements.

All students must hold a blue card as part of the working with children check. Students who do not hold a blue card will not be able to participate in placement or sessions which require contact with children and may still incur fees for units they are enrolled in. It is strongly recommended that blue card applications are submitted as soon as possible, ideally straight after you have received your offer.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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