Bachelor of Education - Primary and Early Childhood Education

RMIT University

This specialised degree provides a professional qualification that allows you to work in a range of primary and early childhood education settings locally and internationally. This course focuses on contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in primary and early childhood education settings. Subjects centre on promoting literacy and numeracy, an appreciation of diversity, an understanding of modern schooling and children's services, evidence-based decision making and reflective practice. A feature of this course is the integration of discipline, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge with professional experience. Professional experience is an integral component in each semester of this course. Students undertake a minimum of 140 days supervised practicum in a variety of educational settings including one with a focus on the use of information and communication technologies to promote learning.

Course Fee:

Australian: $96,000
International: $107,520

Entry Requirements:

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.


Students undertake a minimum of 100 days supervised practicum in a variety of educational settings including one with a focus on the use of information and communication technologies to promote learning.

Subjects you can Study:

Early childhood education, Education studies, Language and literacy, Mathematics and numeracy, Physical education and health, Professional practice, Reflective practice, Science education, Teaching (Primary).

Study Pathways:

Graduates who achieve a minimum of competency credit (CC) in mathematics and English in the Diploma of Education Support (no longer offered to commencing students) or the Certificate IV in Education Support are guaranteed entry into this program. Relevant vocational education (TAFE) or higher education studies may be eligible for exemptions if appropriate. This is considered on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director.


This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Through reciprocal arrangements between registration authorities, graduates can teach nationally and overseas.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bundoora 50.05 No Part time 8 years
Bundoora 50.05 No Full time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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