Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Education

Curtin University

This degree prepares pre-service teachers to teach children aged birth to eight years in early learning centres and in junior primary classes. The teaching profession and quality teacher training programs in particular have become a universal focus for the sustainability of society. Teaching continues to be a valued and sought after profession in all countries. In accordance with this philosophy, Curtin provides a high quality undergraduate course for beginning early childhood teaching. In addition to carefully selected local practicum placements, this course also provides opportunities for 'country' field experience.

Course Fee:

International: $121,600

Entry Requirements:

Applicants require study in a WACE subject appropriate to teaching area. For teaching methods, MATH3C/D and MATH3A/B are required. STAT elements considered are E,V and Q.


This course includes core studies, professional studies and elective units. Units cater for the different needs of early childhood education pre-service teachers. Pre-service teachers are able to undertake electives to specialise in an area of interest.

Subjects you can Study:

Education Primary

Study Pathways:

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority requires all Early Childhood Education pre-service teachers to pass a literacy and numeracy competency test during their degree. These tests comprise spelling, essay writing and knowledge of mathematics content appropriate to early childhood teachers.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: B-EDEC


This course is nationally recognised and accredited as an initial teaching qualification.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Curtin Law School No info No Online 4 years
Bentley - main campus 61.05 Yes Full time 4 years
Curtin Law School No info No Full time 4 years
Bentley - main campus 61.05 Yes Part time 8 years
Bentley - main campus 61.05 Yes Online 4 years
Kalgoorlie No info Yes Part time 8 years
Kalgoorlie No info Yes Full time 4 years
Kalgoorlie No info Yes Online 4 years
Curtin Law School No info No Part time 8 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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