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

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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

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

Completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a non-education discipline.

Primary teaching proficiency

Your initial degree should contain a major or equivalent in one of the available teaching proficiency areas.

Primary Proficiency area

Discipline Study

English

English studies (literature/textual) and may include studies in communications, creative writing, linguistics, media, or film.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities and social sciences with a major sequence in one of Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, business, civics, commerce, cultural studies, economics, geography, government, history, legal studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies, social communication and sociology.

Mathematics

Pure or applied mathematics. Applicants with a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Accounting can receive the Mathematics proficiency.

Science

Biology or chemistry or physics or environmental science or geology. Applicants with a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Medicine can receive the Science proficiency.

The Arts

Visual arts, music, media art, theatre, or drama or dance.

Health & Physical Education (HPE)

Physical education studies, health studies, health promotion, human movement studies, nutrition education, sports sciences.

Languages

A single language including study of the spoken and written language.

Technologies

Computing or computer technology.

Secondary teaching specialisation

Completion of the secondary teaching stream requires two teaching specialisations. The first teaching specialisation requires a major or equivalent in one of the available teaching specialisations. The second teaching specialisation requires at least a minor or equivalent, including at least two units at second year (Intermediate) level or above. Some specialisations, such as Science, will require a major or equivalent.

Secondary: First teaching area

Specialisation

Minimum Discipline Study for Teaching Area

English

A major in English with at least three units of a strong core of textual studies including literature. Other units may include studies in communications, creative writing, linguistics, media studies, film studies, drama/performance arts studies.

Humanities & Social Sciences

A major in humanities or social sciences drawn from areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, geography, government, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies, social communication and sociology. Business and Commerce can be paired with a second specialisation in Middle School Mathematics (or Mathematics where the requirement is met)

Mathematics

A major in pure or applied mathematics that must include algebra and calculus. One unit only of statistics may be counted provided it is studied as a stand-alone unit. Engineering units may be considered upon review of unit statements for appropriate mathematical content.

Science

A major in science including four units in a discipline (biology or physics or chemistry or earth and environmental science) including at least two units at 2nd year level or above. Engineering can be accepted for Science specialisation and MSM as second specialisation.

The Arts – Double Arts **

A major in one of drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art

The Arts

A major in one of drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art

Health & Physical Education (HPE)

Not offered – no course provided.

Languages

A major in a language including study of the spoken and written language, Units counted towards the major must be above an introductory level of study.

Technologies

Not offered

Secondary: Second Teaching area:

Specialisation

Minimum Discipline Study for Teaching Area

English

A minor in English including at least two units of a strong core of textual studies including literature. Other units may include studies in communications, creative writing, linguistics, media studies, or film studies, drama/performance arts studies.

Humanities & Social Sciences

A minor in humanities or social sciences including units drawn from areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, business, commerce, civics, cultural studies, geography, government, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies, social communication and sociology.

Mathematics

A minor in pure or applied mathematics that must include algebra and calculus. One unit only of statistics may be counted provided it is studied as a stand-alone unit. Engineering units may be considered upon review of unit statements for appropriate mathematical content.

Middle School Mathematics

Students coming from a Science or Business undergraduate background who have gained understanding in Mathematics (by the nature of their Science, Business, Commerce or Accounting units) may be considered for MSM.

Science

A major in science including four units in a discipline (biology or physics or chemistry or earth and environmental science) including at least two units at 2nd year level or above

The Arts – Double Arts

A minor in one of: drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art.

The Arts

A major or minor in one of: drama or theatre, music, visual art or media art.

Health & Physical Education (HPE)

Not offered – no course offered.

Languages

A minor in a language including study of the spoken and written language, Units counted towards the minor must be above an introductory level of study.

Technologies

Not offered.

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

All applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry.) All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

Additional units

If your initial degree does not meet the requirements of a proficiency or specialisation, you may be offered the opportunity to complete additional undergraduate units either prior to or concurrently with your Master of Teaching in order to meet the requirements. Your offer letter will specify any additional units you will need to complete.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education.

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Master of Teaching students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy

Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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
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