Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Teaching

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This program provides graduates with eligibility to seek registration as an early childhood teacher and as a primary school teacher. Students explore issues, concepts and practices which are common and specific to both early childhood education and primary school education.

Course Fee:

International: $101,760

Entry Requirements:

NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher; or Certificate IV or above; or STAT score of 135 or greater; or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience; or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma; or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.


The program comprises two common units, a number of core theory and professional experience units and general elective units. The program is theory-based and practical, with students having supervised professional experience in schools/learning sites from first semester in first year. There are 4 professional experience blocks that require full-time commitment in each year. The program can be completed by fully external study (online) or in a blend of online and internal formats. There is a high level of online study and interaction for all students.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood teaching

Further information:

Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working With Children Check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Check and/or Working With Children Check are not cleared by the education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course. Applicants must complete the Teaching Capabilities Statement used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession.


This program has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia. Graduates will be eligible for registration to teach in schools across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as English proficiency and suitability to teach).

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Teacher - Early Childhood,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Alice Springs No info No Full time 4 years
Alice Springs No info No Part time 8 years
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 8 years
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 4 years
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses