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Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

CRICOS Code: 085669G

Course duration
2 years full-time or 4 years

St Leonards Campus


Start date
9 July 2018

Apply by
25 June 2018

Course Brochure

Your pathway to a degree program in early childhood education is made simple by continuing your studies with TAFE NSW Northern Sydney after finishing your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent). You can complete this Charles Sturt University (CSU) degree (CRICOS Code: 085669G) in just two years full-time after completing your Diploma.

You will develop an understanding of the importance of the early years and the educator’s role in children’s lives through a balance between strong practical skills and theory.

In 2018 this program will be delivered at TAFE NSW St Leonards Campus a learning hub for early childhood education. Our onsite training facility is one of the largest in NSW and offers simulated workplace experience for students. Incorporating the latest in equipment and innovation, the daily play sessions are used by over 400 local families and provide students with invaluable practical skills.

Why study with us?

Here’s just a few of the things that makes our course exceptional:

  • Guaranteed small class sizes mean more discussion time and personalised attention from teaching staff.
  • CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment. 83.6% of all CSU domestic graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree. Source: Graduate Destinations Survey 2015.
  • In 2015, 12% of students studying this course with TAFE NSW Northern Sydney were awarded Deans List honours from CSU.
  • Flexible timetables are available to give students the opportunity to combine work and study.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as a four-year early childhood teaching qualification. Career opportunities include:

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Program leader
  • Service manager
  • Centre manager
  • Service director
  • Child development educator

Need to know

Information session dates

Information sessions will be scheduled during the year. Please contact us or check this page for new dates and times.


Full-time: 12 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time: 6 hours per week face-to-face

Course structure

Check out our Course Brochure (PDF, 3MB) for an overview of the modules in this course

Course fees and fee-help information

For Australian or New Zealand citizens or who have permanent residency status in Australia the degree component of the pathway program is supported under Commonwealth Supported Places and students can elect to either pay their contribution or to defer their payment through a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

Current fees are available online at

For further information on fees and fee assistance, please contact CSU on 1800 334 733.

International Students

International students are eligible to apply. For more information on course fees for the Bachelor of Education (0-5yrs) visit the international student website.

2018 scholarships

For more information, eligibility and how to apply visit Charles Sturt University Scholarships


Entry requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) is open to students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent).


How to apply

Applications are open for Semester 2, 2018 applications will close 25 June 2018.

If you’ve already completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent), applying for the degree is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

Amanda Muriti - Program Coordinator
213 Pacific Highway
St Leonards
NSW 2065

We must receive your original application. Faxed or electronic applications can't be accepted.

If you have any questions during your application, please contact our course representative Amanda Muriti by emailing

If you are interested in enrolling in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education, visit the course page for more information.

International students are eligible to apply. For more information on how to apply for the Bachelor of Education (0-5yrs) visit the international student website.


Development programs

A number of opportunities exist for our higher education students outside their regular studies. For more information, check out our Development programs page.


In 2016, TAFE NSW Northern Sydney launched Enactus, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Check out to find out more and see some of the amazing projects that they’ve already helped to accomplish in Australia and around the world.

As a higher education student you can apply to become a member of the Institute Enactus team.  By joining Enactus you will develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences.

International study opportunities

Charles Sturt University offers a range of short term programs for students, as well as a wider variety of overseas study opportunities through CSU Global:


What our students say

Leah Saez

“As a qualified early childhood teacher with quality training behind me, I will be able to make a positive impact on young children to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for success in their future learning.”

Leah Saez
Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) 2015 graduate
Charles Sturt University Executive Dean’s Award winner

Any questions?

TAFE NSW Northern Sydney

Phone: 131 674

Charles Sturt University
Phone: 1800 334 733 (free call in Australia)