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We provide scholarships and awards to students enrolled in an Honours program or Master by coursework.

Scholarships generally have selection criteria, which must be met, and can provide financial support to assist you with education and living expenses.

Higher Degree by Research

At ECU, we are committed to undertaking high quality research and offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking a Doctoral or Master by research degree.

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Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood Studies)

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.

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.

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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 WA before commencing their first school placement as part of the course. Further information is available at http://www.det.wa.edu.au/screening/detcoms/portal/

Related careers

Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Pre-school Teacher, Childcare Worker, Junior Primary Teacher

Further studies

Students interested in progressing to a specific field of study can choose from a range of specialised Graduate Certificates in learning difficulties, literacy education, special education, English as a second language (TESOL), behaviour management and educational leadership. A Master of Education, by coursework, is also available.

Further courses


This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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