Early Childhood

If your passion is to see little ones grow
in a safe educational environment
and be a positive role model then
consider Excelsia's new Bachelor in
Early Childhood Education.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
(Birth to 5)

Course Information

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) is designed to provide graduate early childhood teachers with knowledge, skills and understanding that will equip them to provide such quality early childhood education and care. The course is designed to support students to build a deep, reflexive understanding of the child, child development, early childhood contexts, educational issues, theories and considerations and the diverse needs of children, from birth to five years of age. A continuing shortage of well qualified staff in the early childhood sector is an important motivation for the necessity and provision of this course.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education will have a sound theoretical foundation of the underpinning knowledge and practical skills expected and required of an early childhood educator with a particular focus on:

  • agentic and play-based approaches to early childhood education (Broadhead, Howard and Wood 2010; Fleer 2013)
  • using a range of effective, contemporary educational techniques and strategies to plan, deliver and assess effective learning for a complex and diverse range of children and family populations in a continually changing society
  • creating a safe and challenging educational environment to facilitate learning and wellbeing
  • key theorists and theoretical perspectives in the fields of education, in general and early childhood in particular
  • demonstrating a sound knowledge of the professional behaviour and ethical conduct expected of an educator
  • meeting the AQF level 7 criteria and ACECQA outcomes.

Admission requirements

Intakes are in January, July and September. However, applications can be lodged any time during the year for the next academic semester.

Applicants for admission must:

  • Students must have attained equivalent to Australian high school leaving certificate
  • For International Students, must provide English Language Proficiency equivalent to IELTS overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

International Students

Candidates whose qualifying studies were completed in a language other than English will normally be required to demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to the overall minimum score of 6.0 in the IELTS Academic test (no band less than 6.0).

Course Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5)
CRICOS 097424G
Length 4 years full-time or up to 8 years part-time
International Course Tuition Fee  $14,600 per annum
Faculty School of Education
FEE-HELP Yes (domestic students only)

Why study with us


Potential Students

The course is particularly suited to:

  • Individuals seeking an undergraduate qualification to enter  into Early Childhood Education institutes and schools.


This four year full-time program, that may be studied part-time:

  • Consists of 4 core units per semester constituting 32 core units for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
  • Each unit is 6 credit points towards a total of 192 credit points.

Career Outcomes

Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher accredited by ACECQA, accessed by AITSL

The Course is designed to meet the  ACECQA standards and AQF level 7. As such, graduates of this 4 year degree will 
be equipped with comprehensive, coherent knowledge and skills of early childhood education as well as the ability to apply this knowledge and skills in a range of early childhood settings.