Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) (Birth - 12 years) (Not for new students)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is designed to provide Early Childhood qualifications in the context of Christian values. This degree not only prepares students to enter the teaching profession in an early childhood centre, preschool or infant school, but also prepares students to be responsible and ethical leaders in an age where children need positive Christian role models.

At a Glance

Course Code



Four years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery

  • On campus (Lake Macquarie)
  • Distance Education


The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES), and the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority(ACECQA).

The CRICOS registration number for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is: 083264M

English Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers in NSW
International students require an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of at least 8.0 for speaking and listening prior to being employed as graduate teachers in New South Wales.

Entry Requirements

General Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) course.

Course Info

Course Information Booklet

For more details on the content of this course, please download an information sheet:

Unit Synopsis

The Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.

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‘Education at Avondale has given me so many opportunities to meet new people and make lifelong friends. The staff challenge us, and inspire us to be creative and enthusiastic teachers as we educate the next generation.’ ­—Shona Clarke



Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) course can seek employment in the following areas:
  • Long day care centres as room leaders, early childhood centre supervisors, and authorised supervisors (after one year of teaching experience)
  • Teaching in state government pre-schools
  • Teaching in pre-kindergarten school settings
  • Infant teaching (kindergarten–year 2) in school settings
  • Postgraduate study will lead teachers into Early Intervention and Special Education environments


Financial Information

The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.