Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education (E5M)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1
  1. Critically appraise the principles and practice of early childhood education and the way in which they inform and facilitate development in educational practices.
  2. Synthesise and critique scholarly literature to deepen understanding and evaluation of early learning practice.
  3. Plan and reflect on practice, to implement a theoretical investigation, or professional enquiry initiative.
  4. Communicate complex theoretical concepts in relation to early childhood education practice, policy, and literature to diverse audiences.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education requires the completion of:

  • 50 credit points of Core units and;
  • 60 days of Professional Experience.

You will normally complete your first Professional Experience placement in your first semester, and your remaining two in subsequent semesters. Your Professional Experience is completed in three units:

  • EDP702 Professional Experience 6 - 8 years
  • EDP703 Professional Experience 3 - 5 years
  • EDP704 Professional Experience Birth - 2 years

You can find out more information about the requirements and processes for Professional Experience placements on the Professional Experience website.

This unit supports professionals undertaking a small-scale systematic investigation into an aspect of learning, or development within a learning context or setting. It aims to enhance students' knowledge of key theoretical perspectives, along with their skills of practitioner research, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit connects theory, policy and practice concerning leadership and advocacy in early childhood. Topics will include contemporary models that foster effective leadership, constructive management strategies and considered ways to promote advocacy in early childhood. Students will also have opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on conceptual development and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching children fundamental aspects of literacy, mathematics and science. A range of play-based strategies for supporting the development of viewing, reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Graduate Certificate (Early Childhood), specialising in teaching children aged birth to 8 years. This unit interrogates current early childhood curricula and pedagogies. Topics include planning using relevant state,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

EDP702 Professional Experience 6 - 8 years
EDP703 Professional Experience 3 - 5 years
EDP704 Professional Experience Birth - 2 years

Entry requirements

Applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed:

  • An Initial Teacher’s Education (ITE) degree at Bachelor’s level or equivalent qualification such as a Master of Teaching

Applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed:

  • An Initial Teacher’s Education (ITE) degree at Bachelor’s level or equivalent qualification such as a Master of Teaching

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $15,475 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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