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Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-8) (UC/CIT) - 446AA

Course Code: 446AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 364043
CRICOS Code: 003199M
English Language Requirements:



This course is designed for students interested in working as a teacher in childcare, pre-school and primary school (K-6) settings. It provides students with a sound theoretical base for teaching including a strong emphasis on Human Development and Learning along with opportunities to develop a repertoire of practical skills in how to teach young children.

The course is carefully structured with a balance between theory and practice in teaching. Students engage in a series of education and curriculum study units, which are clustered with appropriate professional experiences. This practical experience spans different levels and organisational modes of the childcare, pre-school and primary (K-6) settings. The requirements of the CIT Diploma of Children's Services are subsumed into the Early Childhood Major.

Students who are unable to complete a four-year Bachelor of Education degree may be eligible to exit the course after three years with a Bachelor of Educational Studies. To qualify for this award, students must have completed 72 credit points or more from the academic requirements of the four-year course as set out above. The Bachelor of Educational Studies is NOT professionally accredited and does not qualify students to teach in the ACT or New South Wales.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty office on (02) 6201 2400 or email for all course enquiries
Prospective Students
Please email or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) Further details can be obtained from the faculty site http //

Admission Requirements

Normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (Birth - 8) (UC/CIT) degree are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement. International students must have an overall Academic IELTS band score of 7.5.

Assumed Knowledge

Students on entry to this course are advised to have the following:ACT: English (T with C minimum Pass *)

NSW: High School Certificate English minimum Band 4 *

* The unit 4796 Literacy for Teachers is studied in 1st semester of the course and bridges this requirement.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Domestic students with a Diploma in Children's Services can commence in semester 2.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Education BEd

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 203JA Bachelor of Education or contact the Faculty via the enquiries details below for other course options.

Professional Accreditation

All University of Canberra teacher education courses are accredited by the NSW Institute of Teachers and approved by the ACT Department of Education as teaching qualifications recognised throughout Australia.

Graduate Employment

Students completing this course of study will be qualified to teach children in childcare, pre-school and primary (K-6) settings, with a Birth-8 years of age specialty.

Course Duration

8 semesters full-time, equivalent part-time; maximum 20 semesters.




  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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