Unit Group 2411: Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers


Teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood (pre-primary) students and promote students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Indicative Skill Level

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.


Planning and structuring learning in both indoor and outdoor environments using a variety of materials and equipment to facilitate students’ development

Providing a variety of experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding

Promoting language development through story telling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions held individually and within groups

Observing students to evaluate progress and to detect signs of ill health, emotional disturbance and other disabilities

Observing nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identifying factors which may impede students’ progress

Discussing students’ progress with parents

Attending parent interviews, and staff and committee meetings

Participating in community and family support programs as appropriate

Supervising student teachers on placement

  • The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years) On Campus Start OnlineHere at The University of Notre Dame Australia, we pride ourselves on creating job-ready graduates who are in great demand in the workforce and this is especially true of our Education programs. 

Level of study: Undergraduate

Start date:02 August 2021

Duration:4 years

Tuition fees (AUD $):30,880 Per Year

Entry requirements

Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities – your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)


Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;


Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University.

Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Completed AQF Diploma or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required


Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above


Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) On Campus I Start Online

Highlights Graduate and work in Queensland as an early childhood teacher in early childhood education and care settings, kindergartens, and Prep to Year 3 in primary schools. 

Level of study: Undergraduate

Start date: Expected February 2022

Duration:4 years

Tuition fees (AUD $):33,000 Per Year

Entry Requirements:

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); and

at least one of General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); and

at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C).

  • Macquarie University

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (4 years) On Campus I Start Online

When children are exposed to positive educational experiences prior to school, their learning capabilities – and in turn their chances of excelling in school – are greatly improved. 

Level of study: Undergraduate

Start date:26 July 2021

Duration:4 years

Tuition fees (AUD $):30,000 Per Year


The required standard of English for this program is:

Academic IELTS of 7.5 overall (with minimum 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 8.0 in Listening, 8.0 in Speaking) or equivalent.

All applicants for undergraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You may also satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC

one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

For more information see English Language Requirements.

  • Victoria University

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education On Campus I Start Online

Become an in-demand early-childhood educator, equipped with effective skills and practical experience, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from VU. 

Level of study: Undergraduate

Start date:02 August 2021

Duration:3 years

Tuition fees (AUD $):25,800 Per Year


Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English (or equivalent).


Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).


IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).


Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

  • Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) On Campus I Start Onli

This nationally accredited course is designed to graduate early childhood educators who are competent teachers ready to work in schools and a range of early childhood settings. 

Level of study: Undergraduate

Start date: Expected February 2022

Duration:4 years

Tuition fees (AUD $):31,600 Per Year

Entry Requirements:

International  students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening.  Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

Minimum English standard requirements for this course may also be satisfied with one of the following:

Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;

Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*

Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;

University Preparation Course;

Indigenous University Orientation Course;*

Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*

AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; or

Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent).