Early childhood education has a profound effect on the development of children and skilled educators in this area are in high demand as the sector continues to experience very strong growth. (Job Outlook, 2020).
This course is ideal for Bachelor graduates from any discipline looking to enter early childhood education, or those seeking to change careers and enter this field.
It provides an understanding of the key areas of early childhood education and care, and an introduction to the theory, principles and practices that best support children's learning and development.
Delivered fully online in flexible mode, the course is the first step on a pathway to becoming a fully qualified early childhood teacher. Successful completion of this certificate provides guaranteed entry and up to four units of advanced standing into the professionally accredited Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood).
- Principles and Practice in Early Childhood Education
- Children, Families and Communities
- Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
- Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education II: Infants and Toddlers
- Strengthening Young People's Social and Emotional Wellbeing.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Exercise critical analysis, problem solving, and decision making in Early Childhood educational based practice
Demonstrate cognitive, technical, and creative skills to investigate, analyse, and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts, and theories
Demonstrate a knowledge of social responsibility, ethics and legal principles consistent with what is expected of an Early Childhood professional working in a learning community with all stakeholders
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate an evidence based understanding and knowledge of the pedagogy for effective Early Childhood educational practice
Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice
|Communication and social skills|
Demonstrate an advanced ability to communicate and interpret evidence based research which inform professional decision making
Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons, in local and international contexts
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
0.5 years full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) students must complete the equivalent of 4 single-weighted units (48 credit points) comprising:
- 3 core units (36 credit points); and
- 1 elective unit (12 credit points)
Schedule of units
|Title||Level of learning||Note|
|TCH82002 - Principles and Practice in Early Childhood Education||Intermediate|
|TCH20002 - Children, Families and Communities||Intermediate|
|TCH10519 - Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood||Advanced|
|Select one unit from the following:|
|TCH82001 - Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education II: Infants and Toddlers||Intermediate Note 1||Note 1|
|CYS03345 - Strengthening Young People's Social and Emotional Wellbeing||Intermediate|
|Note 1:||This unit includes a requirement to undertake one 30 day Community/Professional placement in an approved early childhood setting.|