UC Sydney Hills
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five)
Learn through play and exploration
Interested in helping young minds build a foundation for lifelong success?
Whether you’re starting your journey in early childhood education or are already employed in the field, UC’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five) offers a unique teaching qualification to empower you with the skills and knowledge to progress your career in a variety of settings.
Focus on the power of learning through play and discovery and specialise in designing engaging and interactive learning experiences that make a lasting difference during the pivotal years of a child’s development. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of advocating for individuals and the early childhood sector, learning to lead with diversity and inclusion in mind.
With more real-world practice than any other course of its type, you’ll graduate industry-ready with the transferable skills to adapt to new situations and settings, increasing your confidence and employability.
Enjoy a fresh approach to early education, guided by the latest research and practice.
Join an industry predicted to grow by 21.6% by 2026.*
* Labour Market Insights
Specialise in creativity
and harness the power of play in development.
Why study early childhood at UC Sydney Hills?
for Education graduate employment and starting salaries.
(Good Universities Guide, 2024)
Gain more access to schools than any other teacher education course and lifelong professional development support.
Combine on-campus, in-school and online learning to suit you.
Build a professional network
Acquire a wide range of industry mentors and contacts.
We’ll prepare you for the workforce with hours of placements in early childhood centre settings.
During this course, you’ll undertake a minimum of 80 days of practical placement across a range of early childhood education settings, allowing you the opportunity to put theory into practice to graduate job-ready, confident and industry-connected.
Director in an early childhood setting
Early childhood education leader
Early childhood teacher
According to new research, Education is considered a ‘recession-proof’ industry*. With levels of employment in early childhood education predicted to increase by 21.6% by 2026^ you’ll graduate in demand and with room to reach your potential. In response to the recent Quality Initial Education Review’s acknowledgement of a teacher shortage, the Australian Government has announced an investment of $60.6 million to support the development of accessible pathways into study and employment in the sector.
^Labour Market Insights
UC scholarships provides financial assistance and are available to both commencing and continuing students. UC scholarships can assist you with a range of expenses including living costs, textbooks, accommodation, relocation, or contribution towards your fees. Please visit the scholarship page to learn more about our international scholarships and apply online.