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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

University of New England

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Develop the knowledge and skills to work with children from birth to 12-years-old with UNE’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary). If you have a commitment towards educating and inspiring children and want a qualification that paves the way for a flexible teaching career, this is the degree for you.

This unique teacher education course offers you two pathways as a graduate. As an initial-teacher education qualification, it enables you to work with children across the age range from birth to 12 years, in either early childhood services or primary schools.

At UNE, we continue to develop our teaching approach to help you respond to global trends, challenges and opportunities.

Areas of study

Early childhood education, primary teacher education.

Career opportunities

Primary teaching, early childhood teacher or education-related career choices, e.g. director of children’s service, coordinator of family day care scheme, teacher-director of a preschool, children’s services TAFE teacher or VET trainer, early childhood consultant for non-profit organisations, assistant director of child and family services, or early childhood specialist for family-oriented organisations.

Professional recognition

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, NSW Education Standards Authority and interstate teacher registration bodies. Applicants outside NSW should check first with their state teacher registration body before applying for this course.

Practical experience

135 days of professional experience ranging from placements of a few days through to a block placement of up to six weeks (75 days in a primary school setting and 60 days in various early childhood settings).

Fees and charges

Refer to UNE current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Capability assessment: Applicants for initial teacher education courses must satisfy the School of their suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of a non-academic capability assessment.

Questionnaire: Applicants are required to answer four questions about their motivation and suitability for teaching. Preview the teaching questionnaire.

Check the special requirements and policies for this course.


Three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English. For details about academic prerequisites for initial teacher education courses, visit the UNE website.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English, any 2 units of mathematics.

Guaranteed ATAR: 77.10

Other applicants

Refer to UNE general admission criteria.

Further information

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2024 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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