University of New England
University of New England
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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Bachelor Degree

Course description



4 yrs

Study mode



Next start date



  • Become qualified to work with children from birth to age 12 in both Early Childhood and Primary School settings
  • Develop the essential skills, knowledge and attitude that is required to succeed in a variety of educational professions
  • Choose a study mode that suits you, with full time, part time and online study options available

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date

Online (full time)

Online (part time)

On-campus (full time)

4 yrs

10 yrs

4 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements
  • Successful completion of Year 12 with a guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank of 77.10 and a minimum of three Band 5 and/or E3 HSC results including English; OR
  • Previously completed a recognised Bachelor qualification in Early Childhood Teaching or Primary; OR
  • Previously completed at least a year (48 credit points) of discipline studies (non-Education units) in a higher education qualification
NSW, Online
Next start date
4 yrs
Study mode
On-campus, Online
Education institution
University of New England
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Payment options

Course content

  • EDEC102 - Young Children's Resilience
  • EDEC104 - Children's Spaces and Places
  • EDEC105 - Pedagogy of Play
  • EDEC106 - Perspectives of Children and Childhood: PrEx 5 days
  • EDEC201 - Infant and Toddler Relationships: PrEx 10 days
  • EDEC206 - Enquirers into History-Geography
  • EDEC207 - Authentic Assessment with Children: PrEx 10 days
  • EDEC321 - Young Children and the Creative Arts
  • EDEC324 - Leadership in Early Childhood: PrEx 5 days
  • EDEC328 - Children as Sustainable Scientists: PrEx 5 days
  • EDEC333 - Young Children as Communicators
  • EDEC344 - Families and Early Childhood Education
  • EDEC354 - Young Children as Mathematicians
  • EDEC388 - Social Justice in Early Childhood Education
  • EDEC392 - Early Education Philosophy and Practice: PrEx 15 days
  • EDEC435 - Literacy in Early Childhood: PrEx 10 days
  • EDAE303* - Creative Arts Key Learning Areas
  • EDCX313 - Aboriginal Education
  • EDEE112* - English Pedagogy in the Primary Curriculum
  • EDEE212* - English Teaching: Focus on Reading and Viewing
  • EDEE312* - English Teaching: Focus on Writing and Creating
  • EDIT124 - ICT Across the Curriculum
  • EDLT301 - Planning for Effective Learning: PrEx 15 days
  • EDME358* - Primary Mathematics 2A: Space, Measurement and Number
  • EDME369* - Primary Mathematics 2B: Statistics, Algebra and Number
  • EDPE247* - Teaching Physical Education in Primary Schools
  • EDPE346* - Teaching Health Education in Primary Schools
  • EDSE359* - Teaching Primary Science and Technology
  • EDSP324 - Classroom Behaviour Management: PrEx 20 days
  • EDSP410 - Inclusive Teaching: PrEx 30 days
  • EDSS379* - Primary School Society and Environment Teaching
  • EDUC104 - Introduction to Professional Practice: Online PrEx 10 days

Student reviews of Teacher Education courses

Student reviews of University of New England courses
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)
Completion date2018
Study modeOnline
The student support services and the professional placement support officers are amazing.
Student review published July 2018
Completion date2018
Study modeOnline
Overall I thought my studying experience was great. If I had a problem it was solved ver quickly. The staff were very helpful with the unit and always willing to assist with extra help or extension on assignments (Sometimes it was hard to submit assignments and completing normal everyday life, sometimes a weeks extension was needed to catch up).
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Teaching
Completion date2011
Study modeBlended
I very much enjoyed and found the Science unit very useful, however this is the only positive remark I can provide. I suffered terrible anxiety prior to beginning this course and hoped by studying, I may find my light at the end of the tunnel. I could not see the relevance between the assignments given in other subjects and the skills needed to manage a classroom.
Student review published August 2018
CourseGraduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
Completion date2008
Study modeBlended
This course felt like a ‘crash course’ in teaching. I did not feel very confident when heading into teaching and perhaps could have been more equipped by being provided with a more ongoing relationship with a mentor or having more regular time built into the degree where one observed all aspects of teaching. It would be helpful to have teachers share their experience from schools - things they have found hard, things they have learned, strategies in dealing with difficulties, what support is available tor teachers beyond graduation in both teaching terms and in the professional side of things (unions fair work agreements etc) It would have been great to be more equipped with organizational tools too. I found that I wasn’t familiar enough with simple things like organizing criteria for marking that relate to curriculum and content, or proformas for writing unit plans. Also how to keep records of students, have had to work out my own strategies, some of which have not been very effective. Whilst it was great being able to get going with a career in teaching very quickly, I felt like the online content took so long to go through as it took longer to read and type out responses so it was difficult to engage with the material as much and in a deeper way. Whilst yes it did feel like a crash course in teaching, one can never be fully equipped for the demands of the classroom and the things that one is faced with each day. I did love this course despite the things I have mentioned. And I did love that I could do it in a year. I have found it a challenge to navigate was great being able to do a year on top of my bachelor degree and being able to teach. It gave me all the basic skills necessary to be able to be a teacher.
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Teaching
Completion date2017
Study modeOnline
The course assisted me to gain quality level of contemporary ecec issues and knowledge. It helped me to broaden my pedagogical perspectives and practices. Excellent unit resources were provided throughout UNE professionals’ Moodle teaching/ learning (their course materials). Online learning was handy for me but somehow it was hard some stages in communicating with teachers.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Completion date2016
Study modeOnline
The course was great and the online teaching was very in depth. The student teacher forums were a great way to learn as we’re the online webinars. The lecturers were very supportive and always answered emails in a timely fashion. I’m proud to have graduated from such a highly regarded university such as University of New England
Student review published July 2018
Completion date1994
Study modeOn-campus
A lot of practical hours and lots of theory. Really good subject content and plenty of time to research for additional subjects.
Student review published July 2018
CourseMaster of Teaching
Completion date2018
Study modeOnline
Great option for study if you already have qualifications in a specialised field
Student review published July 2018
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
I have found the study to be easy to understand and the teachers to be extremely supportive
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Completion date2017
Study modeOnline
I feel the course was very flexible. Working full time and study with 3 children sounds unbearable but UNE was great. As I reached the end of the course it felt like I’d accomplished so much. The whole thing was a great experience. Thinking of doing another course.
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Entry requirements

Mature Age Applicants

  • Applicants who have completed at least a year (48 credit points) of discipline studies (non-Education units) in a higher education qualification may be eligible to apply.
  • There are specific entry pathways into the course for applicants who have previously completed a recognised Bachelor qualification in Early Childhood Teaching or Primary. For more information on these pathways or for applicants who are uncertain of whether they meet the selection criteria, they are encouraged to contact UNE directly to discuss their circumstances and the alternate entry options available to them.

Year 12 Applicants

  • Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank: 77.10; AND
  • Minimum of three Band 5 and/or E3 HSC results including English

What you’ll learn

During this course you will:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to work with children in an early childhood setting
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to work with children in a primary school setting
  • Gain a professional understanding of what it means to be part of children's growth and learning
  • Complete a Primary Specialisation in Literacy across Transition Years
  • Prepare for a variety of employment opportunities in the education profession

Work placement

This course has 135 days of embedded professional experience of which 75 days of professional experience are in primary school settings and 60 days of professional experience in various early childhood settings.

Prior to undertaking a professional experience placement in New South Wales, there are a number of mandatory requirements which must be fulfilled. These include Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness Training and Anaphylaxis Training.

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This course is accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Support and delivery

When you study with UNE you will have access to:

  • Options to study on-campus or online
  • A personal and flexible learning approach
  • Academic staff who are passionate about what they teach
  • A free and confidential UNE counselling service
  • UNE Safety Shuttle bus which runs all year round, picking up students from various points on campus and transporting them safely to a location within the town boundary via the residential colleges

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