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Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) - Online
Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) - Online

Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) - Online

  • ID:CSU610156
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English

obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5

obtaining a qualification deemed to be equivalent to Academic IELTS (and its minimum scores) by Charles Sturt.

Other Requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) students must hold one of the following qualifications:

Diploma of Children’s Services OR

Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)(or AQF equivalent) OR

Three-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching qualification (or AQF equivalent) from a recognised university.

Course Information

Our Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is an innovative and rigorous program that prepares you for continued engagement in the early childhood profession. Striking a balance between practical skills and theory, the course develops your understanding of the importance of the early years of a child's life and the crucial role a teacher plays during this time.

  • A dedicated academic community

    Learn from academics who have made substantial contributions to early childhood research and curriculum development over many years.

  • Convenient online study

    Available for full-time or part-time study, this course is designed and delivered online. This means you can upgrade your early childhood qualifications while continuing to work.

  • Quality learning support

    Benefit from the personalised support and academic assistance Charles Sturt University offers, including small tutorial groups and continual contact with your subject coordinator throughout work placements.

  • Gain a well-rounded knowledge

    Develop a critical understanding of a range of theories used in early childhood education and how to apply these within a birth-to-five-years context. You’ll also gain leadership skills and be able to collaborate effectively with other colleagues and teaching professionals.

  • Practical experiences

    Professional placements are a key part of this degree. There are two compulsory experience subjects where you'll work with children aged from birth to two years and then three to five years. Learn the role of a teacher in a birth-to-five-years setting through hands-on experience at an early childhood service.

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The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) consists of the 12 core subjects (96 points) plus additional restricted elective subjects (dependent on the student’s specific entry credit), with a total point value for the course of 256 points. 

All subjects in the course have a value of 8 points.

Core Subjects

Students must complete all core subjects listed below (unless they have received prior credit for them as detailed above):

EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing

EEP417 Rights of the Child

EML302 Investigation: Literacy

EMC305 Investigation: Maths, Science and Technology

EEB423 Leadership and Management

EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies

EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education

EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education

EPT308 Infant Pedagogy for 0-2 years

EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)

EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationship

EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Restricted Electives

Students choose restricted electives as required from the following list:

EMA305 Thinking and Learning through the Arts

EMT302 Understanding and Using New Technologies

IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

EEP422 Child, Family and Community: EC Contexts

EEP421 Educational Transitions in Multiple Contexts

EED403 Environmental sustainability in Early Childhood

EER414 Researching Early Childhood

EER415 Special Study in Early Childhood

EEP305 Multiple Understandings

ESS424 Early Intervention and Inclusion

NRS325 Child Health Care and Promotion

EMC101 Let’s Count

EEP101 Philosophical and Social Contexts of Education

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Demand for qualified early childhood teachers is currently high and employment prospects are strong. As a result, opportunities exist in a variety of early childhood settings across Australia, as well as overseas.

  • Work in long day care

    Use your skills to provide quality care for children from birth to five years in long day care settings.

  • Forge a career in preschool education

    Work in independent preschools, preschools attached to government and private schools.

  • Lead in an education setting

    Your Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) will have you well on your way to take on leadership roles in many areas of early childhood.

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