Accelerated Early Years degree

Turn your Diploma into a degree in just two years

In partnership with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA), UOW has developed an accelerated pathway program for the Bachelor of Education – The Early Years to offer Diploma-qualified Early Childhood Educators the ability to upskill their qualifications in just two years.

This flexible approach to learning allows educators to study online and continue earning an income while working towards their degree. In addition to the unique course design and professional experience, you will be paired with a mentor from the sector to ensure you receive ongoing support throughout your degree.

To be eligible for this accelerated degree, applicants must hold a recognised Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, plus have a minimum of two years’ full-time work experience or equivalent in an early childhood setting.

Applications will be made directly to UOW and are expected to open in April. Register for updates in the form below and we will reach out to you when applications are officially open.

See the Bachelor of Education - The Early Years Course Handbook for a breakdown of the course structure, practicals, and the subjects you will study in this accelerated degree.

This course offers one intake per year commencing in the Spring session (late July) and operates across three sessions per academic year. Please see the Key Dates page for detailed session dates for the Spring, Summer, and Autumn sessions this course is delivered in. 

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