Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood / Bachelor of Arts

Flinders University

This double degree is designed to prepare early childhood educators (birth to age 8). Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the early childhood education profession with confidence and competence. Students will gain knowledge of selected Bachelor of Arts topics, curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake professional practice which brings together theory and practice in early childhood settings (e.g. childcare centres, kindergartens, pre-school and year levels Reception to Year 2).

Course Fee:

International: $108,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.


Students will complete a major in a Bachelor of Arts subject discipline plus other Arts subjects. Students will also study education topics which include education studies, curriculum studies and early childhood studies necessary for teaching in early childhood settings, and professional practice in early childhood settings.

Subjects you can Study:

American Studies; Applied linguistics; Archaeology; Australian Studies; Biological sciences; Business studies; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Drama; Earth sciences; Education-early childhood; English; French; History; Indonesian; Information technology; International Relations; Italian;Law and Society; Mathematics; Modern Greek; Philosophy; Physical education; Politics; Public Policy; Screen and Media; Sociology; Spanish; Visual arts; Women's Studies

Further information:

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening letter before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition to the above, applicants must meet the required benchmark in the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). Students must normally meet the benchmark within three attempts and before 72 units of study have been attempted.


Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Full time 4 years
Bedford Park No info No Part time 8 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 26,100 students, with over 5,400 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

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