This degree provides you with an opportunity to undertake advanced study in early childhood, to enhance your professional knowledge and extend your knowledge of related areas in early childhood. You will learn about current research and engage critically in theoretical and policy debates of importance to early childhood educators.
Please note that this degree does NOT provide a teaching qualification in early childhood.
- Enables you to study in your own time by using a variety of online discussion tools or virtual classrooms - Lets you select units that focus on a particular area of to match your interests, abilities and career goals - Gives you transferable analytical and research skills - Offers direct access to experts who are active researchers and are recognised world wide through their publications
Those keen to continue early childhood studies at an advanced level. Those who have a three year Early Childhood teaching degree can use this course to obtain a fourth year qualification.
Please note This degree does NOT provide a teaching qualification in early childhood.
The Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood can be used as a starting point for postgraduate studies. With academic advice in selecting the units of study, you may be eligible to move into this Masters degree.
Recognition of prior learning
Course Duration - 1.5 year program Bachelors degree in a relevant field and academic practicum or work experience in a relevant area.
- 1 year program MQ Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood
- Relevant disciplines Education, Nursing, Social Work and/or Psychology.
- Relevant areas Work experience deemed by the Faculty to be relevant to the program of study
English language requirements
IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: - senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC - one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
Career Opportunities This degree can enhance your employment opportunities when working with young children and their families in diverse settings. Academic advice is available to assist you to make decisions from a long-term perspective.
Please note that this degree does not provide a teaching qualification in early childhood.