Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care - Birth to 5 Years


The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) is a professional degree that prepares graduates for teaching in early childhood services. This course is for people who want to work as early childhood teachers in a variety of contexts including long day care, preschool, integrated child and family services and early intervention services. Students will develop the skills and knowledge in the areas of early childhood theory, pedagogy and approaches; professional practice and leadership; curriculum content development and design; care and wellbeing of the child within a social context; and society and culture.

Course Fee:

Australian: $32,000
International: $48,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; or Certificate IV or above; or the completion of at least 1 year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution


40 units

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood

Study Pathways:

Graduates may apply for advanced standing from universities offering degrees for primary teaching.

Further information:

NOTE: Students seeking employment in an early childhood centre will need to complete a senior first aid course to meet WorkCover requirements.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00591E

Related Careers:

Teacher - Early Childhood,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hunter - Glendale No info No Full time 4 years
Illawarra - Shellharbour No info No Part time 8 years
Illawarra - Shellharbour No info No Full time 4 years
Western Sydney - Nirimba No info No Part time 8 years
Western Sydney - Nirimba No info No Full time 4 years
Sydney - Randwick No info No Full time 4 years

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TAFE NSW has been at the foundation of Australian education for over 130 years. 

From the rapid economic development and population growth of colonial times to the gold rush and post-war periods, TAFE NSW has remained constant; responding to the shifting demands of the workforce, the economy and Australia.

Today, we offer over 1,200 courses, from certificate to degree level, to over 500,000 students and are ranked the number two higher education provider in NSW for teaching quality, skills learned and overall satisfaction.  (

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Each TAFE NSW campus has a range of services and dedicated facilities to assist you through your study experience.

  • Student association membership which provides opportunities for social and recreational activities with local students
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  • Ninety-eight campuses in cities and towns around regional NSW
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