Gain an in-depth understanding of early childhood learning for children from birth to 5 years, including play and development, learning and pedagogy.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
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.
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Education
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.
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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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.
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