There has never been a better time to study to become an early childhood teacher. The most recent Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care census identified a significant shortfall in the number of specialist early childhood teachers needed to lead approved kindergarten programs in long day care and kindergarten services.
Nationally, the expected growth in the number of early childhood teachers required in these settings is expected to grow by 22% between 2018 and 2023, according to the Australian Government's Job Outlook.
This puts you, as an early childhood graduate teacher, in the box seat for leadership in the early childhood education and care sector.Flexible delivery
At QUT we understand life is busy so our courses are flexible and responsive to your needs. If you have suitable early childhood qualifications and work experience, you may be eligible for generous credit, and choose to study part time and externally to fit your study around work, family and other commitments.
You can study on campus or online, depending on your preferred learning style.
Part-time on-campus students should note that daytime attendance is required. Some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions.
If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of online units.Real-world facilities
Experience the new Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. With five levels dedicated to world-class teaching, you’ll have access to imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive learning spaces. A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of innovative visual content.
To prepare you to be an inspiring, innovative and confident teacher for the future, you’ll be able to experiment and innovate in preparation for professional experiences in schools and early childhood centres. The spaces facilitate just the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to push boundaries, be curious and innovate. Qualities you will in turn foster in the students you teach.Customise your degree
As this course qualifies you to teach to Year 3, you will undertake a primary specialisation as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. This will enhance your skills in national areas of priority for a primary school setting. You can choose from:
In the third year of the course you can choose two option units in areas that you are interested in.
You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:
You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.
Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.
You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.Guaranteed entry
If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), and meet the course prerequisites and additional entry requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.Deferment
You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.
The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 2 Selection rank 97 OP 2 Selection rank 97 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 77 OP 10 Selection rank 79 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 14 Selection rank 70 OP 13 Selection rank 72
You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.Other admission options
If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).