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Our pathways finder helps you to discover all the opportunities available to you, so you can walk away with an achievable plan to make your dream course a reality.

Pathways to the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

Before exploring your pathways to study, please select the kind of applicant you are via the tabs below. If you have graduated from Year 12 in the last two years, you are considered a recent Year 12 student. If you're unsure, learn more about your applicant type.

I'm a current or recent Year 12 student

Burwood 70.25
Waterfront N/A
Waurn Ponds N/A
Warrnambool N/A
Cloud NP

The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education is available at the campuses indicated above. As a new course, it won't have an ATAR until next year, so the best way to determine your eligibility is to carefully check the entry requirements on the course page. If you meet each of the entry requirements, you can confidently start preparing your application. If you don't quite meet the requirements, you can still achieve your study goals by following an alternate pathway:

Transfer from a related Deakin course
Gain a qualification from a Deakin partner
Study at a TAFE or RTO

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ATAR: Eligible ATAR is based on 2020 early and first round VTAC offers, including relevant adjustment factors. ATAR requirements for 2021 are currently unknown. Please use past ATAR only for guidance, as ATAR is subject to increase or decrease.

N/A: Course is not available at this campus.

NP: Course is available at this campus, but the ATAR is not published.

RC: Admission to this course is based on a range of criteria.

I'm not a current or recent Year 12 student

If you meet one of the requirements below, you can start your application right away. You'll need to complete a Casper test to demonstrate your suitability for a career in teaching. There may also be additional course requirements, including English language criteria, so be sure to check the eligibility criteria on the course page before applying. If you don't meet the requirements, you could still achieve your study goals by following an alternate pathway or browsing similar courses.

  1. Vocational Education and Training (VET)

    Any of the following:

    - a certificate IV in a related discipline

    - a diploma in any discipline

    - 50% completion of a diploma in a related discipline.

  2. Higher education study

    Completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution.

  3. Relevant work or life experience

    Either of the following:

    - work or life experience that demonstrates your readiness for this course, as assessed by our admissions team

    - completion of a STAT, which is an aptitude test assessing a range of competencies considered important for university study.

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Your pathway into an early childhood career

Deakin is excited to launch the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, a new 3-year degree focused on early years education. Learn how this course equips you with the skills and experience you need to thrive in the early childhood sector.

Alternate pathways to the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

Transfer from a related Deakin course

Gain valuable skills and knowledge to unlock your study options. With this pathway, you can start studying in a related Deakin course, before applying to transfer once you've achieved the requirements for your preferred degree. Course transfers are subject to availability and meeting the required course transfer guidelines for the degree. To ensure you get on the right study path, it's a good idea to speak with a student adviser first and discuss your options. The following degree is a recommended pathway to this course:

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Qualification from a Deakin partner

Our TAFE partners are a great stepping stone to study at Deakin University.

Many students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma will be eligible for recognition for their study. Find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at Deakin University.

  • Bendigo TAFE
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Kangan Institute
  • TAFE NSW
  • South West TAFE
  • The Gordon
Bendigo TAFE logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Visit Bendigo TAFE to find your pathways to Deakin

Box Hill Institute logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Visit Box Hill Institute to find your pathways to Deakin

Chisholm Institute logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • School Age Education and Care

Visit Chisholm Institute to find your pathways to Deakin

Kangan Institute logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Visit Kangan Institute to find your pathways to Deakin

TAFE NSW logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Visit TAFE NSW to find your pathways to Deakin

South West TAFE logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Visit South West TAFE to find your pathways into Deakin

The Gordon logo

Completing the qualifications below will support your Deakin application, but won't guarantee entry. You should boost your application with details of your study results, your resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation. Deakin will also consider additional criteria, such as the completion of a selection tool for non-academic attributes (Casper Test), or evidence of literacy and numeracy competencies.

Eligible diplomas include:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care

Visit The Gordon to find your pathways into Deakin

Qualification from other TAFEs and RTOs

If you are unable to study at a Deakin partner TAFE, you can choose to undertake similar study at another TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Applications from these institutions do not guarantee entry to Deakin, so be sure to boost your application with your study results, a resume/CV, a personal statement, and/or any other supporting documentation.

Many students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma will be eligible for recognition for their study. Find out more about recognition of prior learning (RPL) at Deakin University. For more information about non Deakin partner TAFEs and RTOs, visit myskills.gov.au.

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