Bachelor of Early Childhood & Primary Education

University of Canberra

This course is for students who want to work as a teacher in a preschool, early learning centre or primary school. The course will provide students with a broad and innovative education degree which prepares them for a future-focused career. Taught in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), which delivers the first year of the course as a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, this four-year degree is carefully structured with a balance of both theory and practice in teaching. During the first year of study, students will undertake professional teaching placements in early childhood and preschool settings. Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units across the remaining three years are taught on-site in schools, providing students with ongoing opportunities to engage with children of all ages and embrace course learnings first-hand.

Course Fee:

International: $114,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: An overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7.0 and a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening. Assumed Knowledge: ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass), NSW: Higher School Certificate English and Maths minimum.


96 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Early childhood learning; Pedagogy and practice.

Study Pathways:

There is a pathway into this course for applicants who have completed the CIT Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent qualification from another ACECQA approved Diploma course). Credit for 8 units (24 credit points) of this course will be granted to applicants who have completed an ACECQA accredited Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Applicants with equivalent Diplomas from providers other than CIT also be granted the same 8 units of credit.

Further information:

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check.


The Early Childhood profession is regulated by ACECQA and is accredited by ACECQA in order for graduates to be employed in Early Childhood settings. The Primary profession in the ACT is regulated by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and is accredited by ACT TQI in order for graduates to be employed in Primary Schools.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Part time 8 years
Canberra No info Yes Full time 4 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

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