Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood)Graduate Certificate
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).
|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
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
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
- 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.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics 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)
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|TCHR5003||Principles and Practice in Early Childhood Education|
|TCHR2002||Children, Families and Communities|
|TCHR3004||Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood|
|Select one unit from the following:|
|TCHR6001||Professional Experience in Early Childhood Education II: Infants and Toddlers||Note 1|
|WELF6001||Strengthening Young People's Social and Emotional Wellbeing|