Early childhood and primary education - D30018

Early childhood and primary education

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Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood and Primary Education

With this specialisation, you’ll be helping children achieve the best possible start in life – setting them up with the lifelong skills and experiences they need to flourish.

What you’ll be qualified for

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood and Primary Education. You’ll be able to teach infants and children from birth to 12 years of age in childcare, kindergartens, preschools and primary schools.

What you’ll be learning

You’ll learn how to develop children’s creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capabilities – engaging them through a range of innovative strategies.

By studying contemporary child development, psychology, and the social and cultural context of education, you’ll have a solid foundation for understanding holistic and play-based learning, and how to effectively teach across the primary curriculum.

With at least 90 days of professional teaching practice in early childhood centres, kindergartens, preschools and primary schools, you’ll get a chance to put theory into practice and get a real taste for what teaching looks like out in the field.

Areas of study will include:

  • English and literacies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts education
  • Humanities and social education
  • Science
  • Health and physical education
  • Environment and sustainability studies

Your career options

Demand is always strong for highly qualified and skilled graduates. And with this dual-sector qualification, you’ll have a number of options across a range of early childhood, primary school and community settings.

Interested in this Specialisation?

Refer to the courses below for specific details on locations offered, duration, and entry requirements.


This specialisation is offered in the following courses. Entry requirements may differ depending on the course you choose, so click through to see the full details.

'When working together with your mentors and other staff you also gain insight and knowledge from a different viewpoint and you're then able to bring these ideas with you into your teaching.' - Kyla Golledge, Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialising in Early Childhood and Primary Education