Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)/Bachelor of Arts

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Advanced Diploma or above
Bonus points
: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) / Bachelor of Arts will:

  • prepare you to become an effective teacher of children from birth to eight years of age in a range of community settings
  • provide you with a rich liberal education, allowing for specialisation in two areas of choice.

As part of this double degree program you will:

  • acquire knowledge about young children, their families, and the community services that provide for their care and education
  • complete a major sequence and a minor sequence related to a selected 2 teaching specialisations in Arts chosen from about 40 different options. 

A Teaching Practicum program is common to all Education degrees.

We aim to educate teachers who appreciate the complex nature of their work and practice in ways that promote a socially just, democratic and ecologically sustainable world.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Education?

Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills and something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, positive judgment and well-developed wisdom.

Why study Education at Flinders?

Our education courses:

  • allow you to complete 2 degrees in 4 years
  • provide specialised options for those who wish to teach at different levels within the education system
  • prepare students to become effective and appropriately skilled teachers
  • open a wider range of career options than conventional teaching programs
  • promote a socially just, democratic and ecologically sustainable world.

Professional Recognition/Membership

Successful completion of this program provides a recognised academic qualification which will enable graduates to apply for teacher registration in South Australia and some overseas countries.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) / Bachelor of Arts degree?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Additional requirements: Students are required to undertake professional experiences in a range of diverse educational contexts. Requirements of professional experience include:            

  • Obtaining a Child-Related Employment Screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI);
  • The ability to undertake the required block professional experiences placements; and
  • Holding a current certificate of attendance for Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Promoting Safety and Wellbeing.


Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214751
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $6,707

International students
CRICOS code: 058431J
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $21,700




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options

Refer to Postgraduate courses - Education

Course brochures

Domestic students

Education (PDF 2MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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