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Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Northern Sydney Institute
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Duration

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890
Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

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Online; On campus

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Northern Sydney Institute
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is an innovative and rigorous program that prepares you for continued engagement in the early childhood profession. Striking a balance between practical skills and theory, the course develops your understanding of the importance of the early years of a child's life and the crucial role the teacher plays at this time.

Reputation for excellence

Learn from CSU academics who have made substantial contributions to early childhood research and curriculum development over many years.

Convenient online study

Available for full-time or part-time study, CSU's course is designed and delivered with flexibility in mind. This means you can upgrade your early childhood qualifications while continuing to work.

Quality learning support

Benefit from the personalised support and academic assistance CSU offers, including small tutorial groups and continual contact with your Subject Coordinator throughout work placements.

Gain a well-rounded knowledge

You will develop specialised knowledge and critical understandings of a range of theoretical approaches used in early childhood education, particularly those relating to early childhood curriculum, pedagogies, content and approaches; understanding of the methods of inquiry and research in early childhood education, combined with understandings of the applications of these and implications for policy and practice; extended discipline knowledge, combined with understandings of appropriate pedagogies for children aged birth to five years; leadership skills appropriate to the educational context; and the capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and other professionals, within and across disciplines.

Practical early childhood teaching experiences

Professional placements are a key part of this degree, giving you practical experience working with a qualified early childhood teacher in an accredited early childhood service.

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) has been assessed under section 137 (1) (a) of the Education and Care Services National Law and it has been determined that this qualification has met the requirements for approved ECT level education and care qualifications. This current approval period extends until 31 December 2021.


Professional Recognition for NSW Early Childhood Teachers from 2016.

Graduates of the BEd (Birth to Five) who choose to work in NSW in long day care and preschools will need to be accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (ESA).  This will apply to early childhood teachers who are currently employed in full time, part time or casual positions in an approved early childhood education and care service. They must also  hold an early childhood teaching qualification approved or recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and deliver and assess against the Early Years Learning Framework.

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) has been assessed under section 137 (1) (a) of the Education and Care Services National Law and it has been determined that this qualification has met the requirements for approved ECT level education and care qualifications. This current approval period extends until 31 December 2021.


Professional Recognition for NSW Early Childhood Teachers from 2016.

Graduates of the BEd (Birth to Five) who choose to work in NSW in long day care and preschools will need to be accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (ESA).  This will apply to early childhood teachers who are currently employed in full time, part time or casual positions in an approved early childhood education and care service. They must also  hold an early childhood teaching qualification approved or recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and deliver and assess against the Early Years Learning Framework.

Professional Experience Placements

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) includes two compulsory Professional Experience Placements. These are in the subjects EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community (birth to two-year-olds, 20 days) and EPT326 Early Childhood Professional Practice (three to five-year-olds, 25 days).

The Professional Experience Placements CANNOT be completed at your current workplace. The timing of these placements is negotiated with the Subject Coordinator when you are enrolled in the subject.

Enquiries about qualifications required in each state / territory should be directed to the appropriate employing body in your state / territory.

Working with Children Check

All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

Child Protection Awareness Training

Students must also complete child protection awareness training. Where this is not possible face to face, an online training course is available. This training needs to be renewed annually. See: Child protection awareness training e-learning module

Anaphylaxis Training for all Initial Teacher Education Students

The NSW Education Standards Authority (ESA), previously the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES), now requires that all initial teacher education students have training in anaphylaxis. In order to meet this requirement, ALL students must complete the training module found at http://etraining.allergy.org.au. The online module takes approximately one hour to complete.

On successful completion of the online module, participants will receive a certificate of completion. A copy of this certificate must be attached to your application for your professional experience placement. ESA suggests that students also present a copy of their certificate of completion to principals at the commencement of their professional experience placements. The training must be successfully undertaken every two years and students will need to ensure that their certificate of completion is current.

The NSW Department of Education advises that students who do not successfully complete this training, as verified by the university, will not be able to undertake professional experience activities in NSW public schools.

EPT308 Infant Pedagogy for 0-2 Years
EPT326 Early Childhood Professional Practice

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Demand for qualified early childhood teachers is currently high and employment prospects are strong. As a result, employment opportunities exist in a variety of early childhood settings across Australia, as well as overseas.

Long day care

Use your skills to provide quality care for children from birth to five years in long day care settings.

Preschool

Work in independent preschools or preschools attached to government and private schools.

Leadership

Your Bachelor of Education will have you well on your way to take on leadership roles in many areas of early childhood.

Demand for qualified early childhood teachers is currently high and employment prospects are strong. As a result, employment opportunities exist in a variety of early childhood settings across Australia, as well as overseas.

Long day care

Use your skills to provide quality care for children from birth to five years in long day care settings.

Preschool

Work in independent preschools or preschools attached to government and private schools.

Leadership

Your Bachelor of Education will have you well on your way to take on leadership roles in many areas of early childhood.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

The credit arrangements have been organised as follows:

* Students who have completed the Diploma of Children’s Services - now known as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113) - (AQF 5) through a Registered Training Organisation within the past 10 years will be granted credit of 128 points in recognition of prior study. This entry level credit is represented as EDU14C Early Childhood Studies Credit .

* Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) program with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching qualification from another University or tertiary institution will be granted entry level credit of 192 points in recognition of prior study. This entry level credit is represented as EDU15C Early Childhood Studies Credit.

* Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) program with a Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) completed at CSU in 2012 or later will be eligible to receive credit of 208 points in recognition of prior study.  This will be represented as per their prior academic record. (Approved by Academic Senate 8 March 2017 - Resolution AS 17/23)

Students who enter the course with both the Diploma and a partial early childhood degree from another university may be entitled to further credit for individual subjects if:
·         Those subjects were completed at Year 3 level in their prior degree course, and
·         Those subjects correlate closely with subjects in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) at CSU.

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

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This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Denise Stephens - Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 Years)

"CSU felt like a place where I could be accepted; somewhere with lots of support. I never felt that I wouldn’t get the guidance I needed to reach my goals."

Denise Stephens - Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 Years)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The course structure below applies to the online offering of this course. Students studying face-to-face at North Sydney Institute (NSI) have a structured enrolment pattern that includes EEP305, EMA305, EED403 and EEP422. Other electives are not available for the NSI offering.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) consists of the 12 core subjects (96 points) plus additional restricted elective subjects (dependent on the student’s specific entry credit), with a total point value for the course of 256 points. 

All subjects in the course have a value of 8 points.


Entry-Level Credit
Students who have completed a Diploma of Children's Services / Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care receive a standard entry level credit package of 128 points, noted on their transcript as EDU14C Early Childhood Studies. Students with this credit package complete 12 core subjects plus 4 restricted electives.

Students who enter the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) program following completion of the Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) or equivalent at another University receive a standard entry level credit package of 192 points, noted on their transcript as EDU15C Early Childhood Studies. These students are required to complete 8 of the subjects listed below (64 points).  These can be a mix of core and restricted elective subjects.

Students who completed the Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) at CSU in 2012 receive credit of 208 points.  Their prior Bachelor of Teaching transcript is carried over to the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years), and they complete 6 restricted electives (48 points).

Core Subjects
Students must complete all core subjects listed below (unless they have received prior credit for them as detailed above):

EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Maths, Science and Technology
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationship
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Restricted Electives
Students choose restricted electives as required from the following list:

EMA305 Thinking and Learning through the Arts
EMT302 Understanding and Using New Technologies
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
EEP422 Child, Family and Community: EC Contexts
EEP421 Educational Transitions in Multiple Contexts
EED403 Environmental sustainability in Early Childhood
EER414 Researching Early Childhood
EER415 Special Study in Early Childhood
EEP305 Multiple Understandings
ESS424 Early Intervention and Inclusion
NRS325 Child Health Care and Promotion
EMC101 Let’s Count
EEP101 Philosophical and Social Contexts of Education


KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course.  Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course.  Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts.  Key subjects for this course are as follows:

EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships

The following enrolment patterns are provided as a guide for part-time study.  Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment pattern according to their individual needs and subject availability, and to enrol in Session 3 subjects if they desire to accelerate their pace through the course.

SESSION 1 commencement –

Year 1 – Session 1
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child

Year 1 - Session 2
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year 2 – Session 1
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education

Year 2 - Session 2
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education

Year 3 – Session 1
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community

Year 3 - Session 2
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Year 4 – Session 1
[     ] Restricted elective
[     ] Restricted elective

Year 4 - Session 2
[     ] Restricted elective
[     ] Restricted elective


SESSION 2 (mid-year) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 2
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child

Year 2 – Session 1
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year 2 - Session 2
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood

Year 3 – Session 1
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community

Year 4 – Session 1
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Year 4 - Session 2
[     ] Restricted elective
[     ] Restricted elective

Year 5 – Session 1
[     ] Restricted elective
[     ] Restricted elective


SESSION 3 (November) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 3
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child

Year 2 – Session 1
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year 2 - Session 2
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood

Year 3 – Session 1
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community

Year 4 – Session 1
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Year 4 - Session 2
[     ] Restricted elective
[     ] Restricted elective

Year 5 – Session 1
[     ] Restricted elective
[     ] Restricted elective

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must successfully complete 256 credit points.

Additional Graduation Requirements

No additional graduation requirements apply.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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