The Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth - 12 Years) is made up of common units, core theory and professional experience units as well as some general elective units. The Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching combines theory-based units and practical placements. During the course, you will complete four professional experience blocks that require full-time commitment.
At CDU, you can study a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching online, on campus or a mix of both. You can also choose to study part-time or full-time, and over two or three semesters each year. This makes it easier to fit study in with your life and work commitments. All students have access to and are encouraged to make use of online learning materials and interaction.
All students must pass prior to graduation the ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The cost of the testing will be met by the student. Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/
Please check the pre-requisite and assumed knowledge requirements prior to enrolment.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.
Experience units MUST be undertaken in the following sequence: EPE102, EPE111, EPE211, EPE312.
|Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
||Compulsory Core units totalling 290 credit points as detailed below:
ECL123 Mathematics in Early Years (new title 2020)
ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020)
ECU100 Arts for Education
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Schools (new title 2020)
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching
EPE102 Professional Experience: Planning for Early Childhood Learning (previously coded EPE101)
EPE111 Professional Experience: Planning for Learner Development (previously coded EPE110)
ECL224 Science in the Early Years
ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood (new title 2020)
ECL246 Music and Movement in Early Childhood
ECU204 Technology and Design for Education
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics
EPE211 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Assessment (previously coded EPE210)
ESC220 Science in Education
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020)
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts
ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood
ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood Theory and Practice
ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (new title 2020)
EPE312 Professional Experience: Engaging in Evidence-Based Practice (20cp) (previously EPE310)
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom
Units totalling 10 credit points selected from 100 or 200 level units offered by the University
Units offered externally by other Higher Education Providers may be included subject to the written approval of the Course Coordinator. For example, the following units offered through BBI The Australian Institute of Theological Education:
REDU800 Foundations for Religious Education: Theory and Practice (BBI)
REDU801 Religious Education in the Contemporary Classroom (BBI)
||Total Credit Points
Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.
Of the total 320 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.