Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Early Childhood/Primary) (1929)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1929
  • AQF Level: 7

This program applies to students who commenced in 2023 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2018 to 2022 - please refer to 1708.4 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Early Childhood/Primary) provides students with the opportunity to complete an Arts degree with an Arts major alongside a specialist Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies minor.

Graduates of this degree are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years / Birth - 12 Years) via the Transition to Teaching pathway.  Completion of both the Bachelor and Master programs provides a teaching qualification for Early Childhood or Early Childhood and Primary teaching. Eligible students will receive advice during their final study session in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Early Childhood/Primary) regarding how to accept an offer into the Postgraduate course to attain a teaching qualification.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Di Dickenson

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Full-time Internal See above
Bankstown Part-time Internal See above
Parramatta - Victoria Road Full-time Internal See above
Parramatta - Victoria Road Part-time Internal See above
Penrith Full-time Internal See above
Penrith Part-time Internal See above

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

Assumed knowledge: 2 units of HSC Mathematics and 2 units of HSC English or equivalent.

Recommended studies for school leavers: Band 4 or above in both HSC English and HSC Mathematics or equivalent; or a completed Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or relevant VET award.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements

TEAC 2023 requires completion of Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness Training and ASCIA e-Anaphylaxis online training for education and care prior to enrolment in the subject.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

All students must enrol in and complete:

  • 80 credit point Core
  • 80 credit point Bachelor of Arts Major
  • 40 credit points Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary Teaching Minor
  • 40 credit points of flexible subjects 

Students must complete 60 credit points at Level 3 or higher.

Core Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
Core Subjects
LANG 1029Foundations of Academic English10
COMM 1004Approaches to Text10
HUMN 1066Introduction to Culture and Society10
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
TEAC 1024Mathematical Patterns and Relationships10
TEAC 2001Active and Healthy Childhoods10
TEAC 2023Engaging the Professional Educator10
Students must select one subject in the following engaged learning pool:10
Humanities Internship
Service Learning
Group Project
Study Tours
We Are The University: Students Co-creating Change
Teachers as Change Makers
Total Credit Points80

BA Majors 

Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary Teaching, Minor

Subject Title Credit Points
TEAC 7057Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership10
TEAC 7015Children, Families, Communities10
TEAC 7156Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future10
TEAC 7022Creative Teaching and Learning10
Total Credit Points40

Flexible Subjects

Students may use their flexible subjects to complete an additional minor (40 credit points) from the Arts area or elect to take a NESA teaching specialisation in Mathematics or English or an interdisciplinary minor or study up to 40 credit points from the range of subjects offered by Western Sydney University.

Teaching Specialisation Minors

0157 Mathematics Teaching Specialisation (Birth-5/Birth-12)

0158 English Teaching Specialisation (Birth-5/Birth-12) English Teaching Specialisation (Birth-5/Birth-12) 

Arts Minors

Interdisciplinary Minors

Recommended Sequence

Note that the number of Bachelor of Arts core subjects on offer each session will vary depending on your campus of enrolment.

Full-time start year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Core subject (level 1) 10
Core subject (level 1) 10
BA major subject 10
Elective subject or core subject TEAC 1024 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Core subject (level 1) 10
Core subject (level 1) 10
BA major subject 10
Elective or core subject TEAC 1024 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
Core subject (level 2) 10
Core subject (level 2) 10
BA major subject or elective subject 10
BA major subject or elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BA major subject 10
BA major subject 10
Elective subject 10
Elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
Core subject from the Engaged Learning pool 10
BA major subject 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BA major subject or elective 10
BA major subject or elective 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Core subject (level 1) 10
Core subject (level 1) 10
BA major subject 10
Elective or core subject TEAC 1024 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Core subject (level 1) 10
Core subject (level 1) 10
BA major subject 10
Elective subject or core subject TEAC 1024 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
BA major subject 10
BA major subject 10
BA major subject or elective subject 10
BA major subject or elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Core subject (level 2) 10
Core subject (level 2) 10
Elective subject 10
Elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
BA major subject 10
BA major subject or elective 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Core subject from the Engaged Learning pool 10
BA major subject or elective subject 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
Education Studies - Early Childhood/Primary minor subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240