Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Build expertise in the education of early learners from birth to 8 years with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Hone your understanding of child psychology and be equipped to facilitate learning within literacy, numeracy, technology, the humanities and more. Emerge with highly developed communication skills tailored to support, engage and encourage early learners.

Unique opportunities

Study and work in rural and remote communities, capital cities and overseas

120 days of placement

Develop skills in the classroom

5 Stars

for median salary Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Education


Students studying at Cairns campus must study 50% of their subjects online.


  • Online: January, March, July, August, October
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

5 years and 4 months online

Entry Requirements

ATAR 70.00

English, General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths and a General Science subject (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 313319
  • 313311
  • 323311

Course detail

Real stories

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    Cathryn Fairburn

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

    JCU offer placement in kindergarten right through to Grade 3, so prior to school and actually at school. They both have different frameworks, so behind that there's a great deal of learning going on. Going on placement in both settings is a big advantage.

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    Bianca Rogers

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

    I felt the help was there if it was needed and that’s what I loved about my course and about JCU. Even when studying the course online, you will be supported. Making sure students have that level of comfort is a strength for JCU.

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    Dr Marcia Thorne


    Learning online about early childhood education is stimulating and rewarding. Subjects are full of interactive components and hands-on activities. Our students learn science experiments that are colourful and fun. Art and dance bring out your creativity. With intentional teaching we put play into learning.

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    Jan Cooper

    Principal, Annandale State School, Townsville QASSP President

    Principals greatly value the close liaison between JCU Education and schools. This liaison ensures that pre-service teachers receive authentic and effective professional experience placements in schools. JCU Education graduates are well-prepared academically and practically for their demanding careers as educators.