Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5)

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) is a first-class degree that couples theoretical knowledge with extensive practical experience. At the end of the degree, you'll be qualified as a four year trained early childhood teacher.

TAFE NSW offers a pathway with multiple entry and exit points for students from Certificate III, IV and Diploma, building upon the success of our Certificate III and Diploma programs, as well as a fourth year option for current three year qualified teachers. The degree is the same qualification as university and FEE HELP is available.

The degree also enables students the opportunity to work while you learn from industry-recognised lecturers.

With modern facilities and strong ties to the profession, TAFE NSW Shellharbour provides the very best for our students to excel in their studies.

This four-year degree boasts a unique design with:

  • A minimum 12 months exemption for graduates of the 18208 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care);
  • Extensive academic support built into the degree program;
  • Flexible delivery options;
  • High number of work placement hours;
  • Small tutorial class sizes; and
  • Teachers who are experts in the field and have strong ties with the profession.

What our students say

Hear what two of our students have to say about the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and

Care (Birth - 5).

Mikayla's story

Ito's story

How to apply

Ready to launch your teaching career? APPLY ONLINE HERE or download the PAPER APPLICATION FORM for our next intake.

For more information on the Degree go to:

The TAFE NSW Higher Education Site

Fee Information

Download the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth - 5) course brochure.

TAFE NSW Higher Education calendar

Phone: 131 601


International students

If you are an International student whose first language is not English or you have not completed an Australian educational qualification, you must demonstrate English proficiency at IELTS level 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band.

The TAFE NSW International web page has course information for international students and international student application forms.