Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

Choose Early Childhood and Primary Education at La Trobe

  • Graduate career ready, with established school networks.
  • Benefit from unique programs such as our Excellence in Professional Practice model.
  • Take opportunities for international and cultural placements.
  • Study unique subjects in areas such as sustainability, digital learning and innovation, exploring cultural differences, and teaching in global contexts.

Career opportunities

Once you graduate, you'll be able to work in early childhood, primary and special education schools in Australia and overseas (subject to registration).

Our graduates have also found work in:

  • children's services
  • education leadership
  • government
  • the private sector.

What you'll learn

You'll benefit from our holistic approach to teaching, and learn to recognise issues associated with the developmental nature of growth, learning and transition from birth to 12 years.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • understand your own teaching philosophy and what drives it
  • track the development of your students
  • plan and deliver effective lessons
  • get the most out of every student.

Course structure: first year subjects

Semester 1

Semester 2

Understanding Learning and Development

Diverse Learning Communities

Introduction to Aboriginal Australia

21st Century Digital Learner

Learning Literacy

Learning Numeracy

Families and Communities PartnershipsChildhood in Contemporary Times

For full details, see the Handbook entry.

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

Direct applications will be available if you are not currently in Year 12 and only intend to apply to La Trobe. Direct applications will be opening soon.

Scholarships and financial support

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobe, external scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.

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