ATAR cut-off
62.50
70.85 (Median ATAR)
61.60
68.45 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12366
CRICOS code: 084156G

Study early childhood and primary teaching at UON

If you believe that children are our future, we believe you are.

Early childhood and primary school teachers enjoy rewarding careers shaping the young minds of the next generation.

This degree will prepare you for both teaching and non-teaching roles within educational settings and related industries. Work with diverse families and children in various educational settings including primary school classrooms, childcare centres and pre-schools.

Early childhood education (birth – 5 years): You'll play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of young children during the crucial early years.

Primary school education (kinder – year 6): Enjoy various opportunities to work with children across the full scale of their intellectual, physical and social development.

Why study with us?

  • Our teaching graduates get jobs with 95% securing employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • Be work-ready with at least three professional experience placements (approximately 90 days) and ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.
  • UON teaching graduates are guaranteed an honours qualification, gaining a competitive edge attractive to employers.
  • Enjoy flexible careers with employment options in early childhood, primary and other related industries.

What you will study

Teaching scholarships

What you will study

Gain specialist skills and knowledge in both early childhood and primary education.

Key areas of study include:

  • psychology of learning and teaching
  • children's learning and growth across the span of birth to 12 years
  • families and society
  • programming and planning for children aged 0-5 years
  • language and mathematical learning
  • aboriginal education
  • policy and issues
  • behaviour management
  • special education
  • ethics and professional codes of conduct

Diversify your skills and career pathways by qualifying to teach and work across both early years (birth-5) and primary school.

Connect with the professional community and access resources with NuTeach – an online communication and sharing platform for our 6,000+ students and 150+ staff across four UON campuses.

Gain more intensive work experience with Teach Outreach, a volunteer placement program run by UON’s School of Education.

Career opportunities


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

GradSchool

Master of Special Education

Interested in growing your skills in the challenging and rewarding field of special education? Completing your Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Hons) degree opens a direct pathway to study the Master of Special Education.

Visit GradSchool for more information

Career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy great job prospects with 95% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree¹.

Work with diverse families and children in various educational settings including primary school classrooms, childcare centres and pre-schools. While most people study teaching to become teachers, your qualification will open doors to a multitude of other career pathways.

If you’re interested in teaching, graduates of this degree enjoy wider career pathways. You will be accredited to teach both:

  1. children in their early years (birth to 5years old)
  2. primary school-aged children (kinder to year 6).

Careers may include:

  • early childhood / pre-school teacher
  • primary teacher
  • early childhood / pre-school director
  • home school liaison officer
  • careers advisor
  • school counsellor
  • librarian
  • vet teacher
  • university lecturer / academic

All graduates also complete with an honours-level qualification giving them a distinct advantage over graduates from other universities.

1 Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching 2016

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) degree at UON is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards NSW (BOSTES). Graduates will be eligible to register with BOSTES.

ACECQA

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (logo)

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with the state and territory regulatory authorities to implement and administer the NQF.

NESA

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017. NESA works with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievement. They will set and monitor quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools.