Our courses information
Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
This course provides a teaching qualification for persons who have obtained a Bachelor degree from a university or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and who seek employment as early childhood educators in settings from Kindergarten to Year Three.
Because of its responsibility for the education, safety and well being of young children, the teaching profession demands the highest of professional and personal standards of early childhood practitioners.
The course produces graduates who are excellent practitioners and have a sound grounding in theory, curriculum and practical experience.
The course is offered via two modes of delivery on our Mount Lawley campus:
The on-campus mode includes lectures and tutorials together with a coordinated program of Professional Practice in each semester of study.
The residency mode includes both university and school based study, with residents immersed in a school context, working alongside experienced professionals throughout the year. Residents may complete units or parts of units in their residency schools.
This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
- Rural residency students will complement their classroom learning with online studies
- The residency mode of delivery is only available for study full-time
Additional Course Information
Residency Mode of Delivery
This new mode of delivery is an integrated approach which is delivered on-campus and in residency schools with a high level of collegial and on-line support.
Students completing the course by residency will begin their studies with an intensive two weeks on campus in mid January. They will then spend a number of days a week in schools and other days on campus from the start of the school year.
Their study experiences are complemented by blocks of assessed Professional Practice.
The Professional Practice components of this course require a full-time commitment in schools.
Students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA, and a Working With Children Check before commencing their first school placement as part of the course. Information on how to apply will be provided to students with their offer.
More information is available from the School of Education.
Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Pre-school Teacher, Childcare Worker
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Master of Education by Coursework or Master of Education by Research.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.