Course Description

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) provides existing and potential early childhood professionals with higher levels of knowledge and skills to facilitate the provision of educationally sound programs for young children. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course qualifies graduates to teach children from birth to age 8 and the qualification you gain upon graduation is recognised as suitable to teach in early childhood contexts (including Early Childhood Centres and Kindergartens) in all Australian states and territories.

In addition, the course will provide leaders in early childhood with competencies in teaching and leadership positions.

This degree program is available internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses and externally/fully on-line from anywhere in the world, full-time or part-time.

Who should undertake this program?

  • Child care and educational professionals who would be considering their future as senior staff or directors of child services
  • Child care and educational professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and understandings and obtain a higher qualification directly relevant to their work
  • School leavers and others who wish pursue a career in the field of early childhood

This degree program is designed and enacted in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and appropriate employing authorities. At the core of the degree program is the student who is educated to bring to their work:

  • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts, and
  • The capacity to be resilient professionals and lifelong learners.

For teachers, strong personal literacy and numeracy skills form an essential part of the attributes and skills needed to be effective in the classroom. They are also necessary to foster the development of these critical, fundamental skills in students, providing the building blocks for future learning.From 1 July 2016, all initial teacher education students will need to demonstrate that they have personal literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to the top 30 per cent of the adult population through meeting the benchmark set by the national literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students (the test) prior to graduation.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $28,450 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.6% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 72.8% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.1% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 78.1% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 7.5% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,200 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: 43A

Entry Requirements

Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you will need to meet the