What great news! Complete a four-year undergraduate degree program for less than $55,000! Interested, TAFE NSW is the right choice for you!

Do you love working with children? Are you passionate about Early Childhood Education? Do you want to foster more professional knowledge and practical skills in Early Childhood Education? If the above answers are Yes, then this course is right for you! Let’s look at more details together: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) in TAFE NSW!



TAFE NSW Introduction


In Australia, TAFE NSW is the supreme Vocational Education and Training provider. There are more than 430,000 students who study their courses and training per year. The school not only offers high quality training but also personalised education. TAFE NSW has over 25,000 industry partners which means many of their courses come with in-built internships and work placements to improve your employability prospects. It also could be considered the biggest online education provider nationwide.

Why choose TAFE NSW?

Provide pathways to higher education
•Meet the AITSL Skill Assessment criteria
•Tuition fee is less than $55,000 for a 4-year Bachelor degree
•Teachers are supportive and teach in small class sizes
•Provide work placement which will enable students to learn in a real workplace setting
•Four years of teaching in English (there is an opportunity to waive the English requirements of the AITSL technical assessment)

Course recommendation

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

CRICOS Code: 075653J


The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5) is a four-year professional degree, aims to train Early Childhood teachers who can combine theory and practical skills in education and care into the workplace. Graduates will be qualified to work as early childhood teachers in preschools. Moreover, you will be successful in the assessment for skilled migration by AITSL. You will learn about Child Development, Educational Practices, Ethics, Diversity and Social Justice, etc. from this bachelor’s degree.



If you want to study Early Childhood, there are four campuses to choose from: Glendale, Nirimba, Randwick & Shellharbour . Within these options, Glendale (Newcastle) and Shellharbour (Wollongong) campuses are located in NSW regional areas, this means you may be able to get extra points when applying to migrate to Australia after 2-years of study.

Entry requirements for international students

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR
  • (Australian Qualifications Framework) Certificate 4 qualification OR
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a Higher Education Institute
  • IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band

After understanding TAFE NSW course, let’s talk about Early Childhood Education in Australia!

In Australia, Early Childhood Education teachers have great career prospects and superior salaries. Moreover, Preschool Education (Early Childhood) and Secondary Education (Secondary Teaching) are the only two positions on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) in the Education sector. The duties of Early Childhood Teachers include preparing a learning plan and establishing a good educational environment for children. At the same time, preschool teachers need to meet parents regularly and participate in school events.


In general, if you are a full-time worker, the adult wage earns about $1,488 per week (slightly higher than the average of $1,460). Income may gradually grow higher as you gain experience. In Australia, the government offers higher endowment insurance than other occupations.

Beside earnings, Job Outlook website also mentioned that Early Childhood sector is expected to increase to more than 48,000 workers in Australia.


Skills Assessment for Early Childhood Teacher

If students want to migrate to Australia as an Early Childhood Teacher, they must complete the Skills Assessment via AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership), which is the authority of Migration Skills Assessment. Only students who study relevant degrees can apply for Skills Assessment with AITSL. After this, successful students may be able to migrate to Australia.


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