Early Childhood Education and Care

Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) (GradDipEd(ECE&C))

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Gain an in-depth understanding of early childhood learning for children from birth to 5 years, including play and development, learning and pedagogy.

Key details for

  • ATAR

  • Course Code

    • G1077
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

  • Course Code

    • G1077
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

If you're a qualified primary school teacher, this 1 year course, where learning through play matters, allows you to specialise in early childhood education for children from Birth to 5 years.

You'll get an in-depth understanding of early childhood learning and develop new skills to apply to your career in education. You will study theories of play and development, learning and pedagogy for young children and research the practical implications of implementing an integrated early childhood curriculum.

At Murdoch, we recognise that learning through play is vital for inspiring creativity, fostering resilience and self-regulation, supporting the achievement of educational outcomes, as well as nurturing a child’s identity and wellbeing. This position is supported by international research.

This course meets the Australian Childhood Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) accreditation requirements.

 

  • Location

    • External
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • School

    • School of Education
  • Qualification

    • Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) (GradDipEd(ECE&C))

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Sorry, this course is only available to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents, or people who have arrived in Australia under a Humanitarian or Refugee program.

 

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Sorry, this course is only available to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents, or people who have arrived in Australia under a Humanitarian or Refugee program.

 

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Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae