Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)/Bachelor of Arts

Fast facts

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

2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.20
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Advanced Diploma or above
Bonus points

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?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of 1 extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

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

2015: $6,441

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

2015: $21,700



Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options

Refer to Postgraduate courses - Education

Course brochures

Domestic students

Education (PDF 778KB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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