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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)
Successful completion of a Bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution.
Applications may be made prior to the release of results indicating completion of the first degree course.
Applications for the on-campus mode are made through TISC for Semester 1 and direct to ECU for Semester 2. Selection is based on academic qualifications, resume and a personal statement on why the applicant wishes to become a teacher.
Applications for the residency mode are made directly to ECU and selection is based on academic qualifications, resume and a personal statement on why the applicant wishes to become a teacher. An interview and school based selection process may also apply. Availability each year is dependent on school places and funding support.
Applicants seeking registration as a teacher with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) must be proficient in the English language, both written and oral and obtain an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) equivalent of 8.0.
Applicants who have not studied in an exempt country (as defined in the TRBWA Policy), are therefore required to obtain and IELTS equivalent of 7.5 with a minimum of 7 in any component for entry into the course.
The Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood Studies) is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Whilst graduates of the course are strongly sought after both nationally and internationally, students should be aware that registration requirements may differ between states and countries.
Special admission requirements
Applicants must provide evidence of successful study in an English language environment in Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada, for at least two years full-time in the last five years prior to lodging an application.
Applicants must provide evidence of being a native English speaker. Suitable evidence of this is that the applicant was born in Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada and that secondary education was undertaken in English.
Applicants must provide a satisfactory English language result such as an IELTS at an overall band score of 7.5 (no individual band less than 7) or a TOEFL minimum score of 650 including TWE of 5.