Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Program code

3327

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year part-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$10,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher in primary or secondary education

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed to provide qualified registered teachers the opportunity to teach in pre-school settings (1-5 years) as well as specialise in the early years of school (5-8 years) to enhance their development as a professional.

Attendance information

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care program is offered in an online delivery mode only.

Work-integrated learning

Students in this program must undertake:

  • a minimum of 10 days professional experience with children aged birth to 2 years,
  • 40 days working with children 2 to 5 years; and
  • 10 days in a 5 to 8 years setting; students who have completed an initial teacher primary education program may be exempt from completing this requirement.

My career opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to be employed as the registered early childhood teacher in prior-to-school settings including long day care and kindergartens.

Professional recognition

This program is professionally recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care will be eligible for entry into the Master of Education (5601) for advanced professional learning or the Master of Education and Professional Studies Research (5608) to follow a program of study leading to Higher Degree Research.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (3327)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2019 Fee Band 20.0 $250.00 $10,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information