CURTIN Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

The Bachelor of Education (ECE) prepares graduates to work in either early learning centres (0-3 years) or in the early years of schooling (4-8 years). The course is largely sequential and developmental in nature. The first year of the course focuses on the 0-3 years age group and culminates in the completion of a four week block practicum of professional experience in an early learning centre. Years 2-4 build on this base and cover the areas of theory and curriculum which articulate with planned professional experiences (practicum) placements in schools.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); or Certificate IV in Childrens Services (or equivalent); or completion of two of the six OUA open enrolment units: EDE101, EDE102, EDE103, EDE105, EDE106 and EDP130; or completion of 4 standard units towards an undergraduate degree at an Australian University; Police Clearance/Working with Children (WWC); First Aid Certificate; Access to more than one school in which to undertake the professional experience placements


29 units: 22 coursework units; 4 units requiring professional experience within an early learning centre or school; 3 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood


Graduates will be eligible for registration with the Western Australian College of Teachers (WACOT). Registration will be recognised by all national teacher accreditation authorities.

Related Careers:

Teacher - Early Childhood,
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