Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Care: 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Arts

Do you love the idea of working with children in childcare or early childhood education? The University of Notre Dame Australia’s job-ready Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Arts is your degree.

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Degree

() Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Care: 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Arts

Degree Duration

5 .5 Years :

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Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

If you are interested in the care and education of young children, this nationally recognised degree is a perfect choice. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Arts degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be the best childhood educator and carer you can be. As a result, graduates from The University of Notre Dame Australia are in high demand in the early childhood workplace.

Our degree is a highly structured and intensive program which will qualify you to work in childcare or an early childhood school setting with children from birth to 8 years old.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care 0-8 years) degree combines educational theory and classroom learning with an integral practical component. At the same time, the Bachelor of Arts degree will allow you to major in an area of your choosing to develop your academic standing.

When you study at Notre Dame University Australia, you will be inspired by our innovative teaching approach with the latest learning technologies. Our double degree will provide you with the academic skills you need to support, engage, and extend primary-aged children by integrating theory and practice.

The Education component will cover traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, and early childhood-specific courses in Play and Pedagogy. In addition, you will carry out the essential practical component of 32 weeks in childcare and classroom settings. A unique feature is that this practicum experience counts towards your degree.

When you study The Bachelor of Arts component, you will choose a major in an area of special interest, such as English Literature, Social Justice, Politics and International Relations, History, Archaeology and Theatre Studies.

Your chosen major will provide you with in-depth, specialist knowledge and skills. Our Bachelor of Arts degrees will develop your ability to analyse, interpret, deliberate, draw conclusions, communicate, work as a team member and problem-solve, all skills needed in the 21st-century workplace.

Graduating with a double Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care 0-8 years)/Bachelor of Arts degree will give you the edge and open further employment opportunities.

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Important
  • CRICOS code: 073160B
  • Education students who select the WA birth-eight program pathway must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) administer the test externally. Students must register, pay for the test and pass this to graduate from the program.
  • Available in Perth only

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

Discover The university of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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