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Graduate Certificate of Education (Early Childhood Studies)

Course code S74

Designed to meet the needs of practising primary teachers who wish to have a recognised qualification, as well as the skills and pedagogical understandings to teach in early childhood settings (Birth to Pre-Primary).

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

S74

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $3,350

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Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 28-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

S74

CRICOS code

094922B

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $15,400

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

0.5 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 28-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECE6130Constructing Early Childhood Curriculum15
ECE6140Investigating Young Children's Holistic Learning and Development15
ECE6150Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives in Early Childhood Education15
ECE6160Effective Pedagogy and Practice in Early Childhood Contexts15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply high order analytical, problem solving and integrative thinking skills with a high level of personal autonomy when applying early childhood knowledge and skills in undertaking research, policy development and teaching practice.
  2. Articulate a personal philosophy of professional practice which reflects advocacy for children's rights and wellbeing.
  3. Critically reflect using accredited standards, mentor feedback and the ECA Code of Ethics to demonstrate professional decision making and accountability in order to plan for continued collaborative and autonomous professional learning and development.
  4. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the ethical, legislative, regulatory and policy requirements that guide high quality provision, leadership and review effective practice across a range of early childhood settings.
  5. Demonstrate detailed specialised knowledge and understanding of early childhood development, pedagogy, learning frameworks, content and practices that enable the construction of effective early childhood curriculum for differentiated and engaged learning and teaching for all young children.
  6. Ethically utilise a range of communication skills and technologies effectively in designing, evaluating and implementing innovative early childhood programs, reporting children's learning and engaging children, families and communities.
  7. Work collaboratively and build positive sustainable relationships with children, colleagues, families and community stakeholders to broaden cultural competence and professional knowledge and practice.

Professional Recognition

Approved by: Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $3,350 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $15,400 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course will increase the employment opportunities for graduates by providing them with a recognised early childhood qualification that they can use towards employment in the school sector in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary as well as opportunities to work as pedagogical leader, teacher, or director within early learning centres.

Possible future job titles

Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Pre-school Teacher

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