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This diploma provides a pathway for graduates of primary school education to qualify as an early childhood teacher and work in prior to school settings. It builds on your knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy as a primary school teacher to address issues specific to children aged birth to five years.
1 year full time/equivalent part-time
Suitable if you are a primary trained teacher who wants to qualify to teach in early childhood.
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
It is possible to complete this degree in 1 year full-time if you complete one of your units during the session 3 (summer school) offering.
|General requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points||24|
|Minimum number of credit points at 300 to 500 level||12|
|Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below|
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this graduate diploma
|100 level||Credit Points|
|Required||ECH113||Play and Inquiry in Early Childhood||3|
|Required||ECH130||Health in Early Childhood||3|
|Required||ECH216||Infancy and Early Development||3|
|Required||ECHP222||Early Childhood Reflective Practice 2||3|
|Required||ECH315||Management and Leadership 1 - The Socio-Political Context of Teaching||3|
|Required||ECH435||Management and Leadership II: Building Learning Environments||3|
|Required||ECH452||Child Development: Research and Practice||3|
|Required||ECHP424||Reflective Practice 6||3|
|Total credit points required to satisfy this graduate diploma||24|
Our graduates establish successful careers as educational officers in
government and community programs, long day-care centre teachers,
preschool teachers and as teachers/directors in prior to school settings.
This graduate diploma in also a pathway to educational research.
Graduates are accredited with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This course is recognised nationally and internationally by early childhood education providers.