Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, families and communities
  • Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood or leadership roles
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

 

Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, families and communities
  • Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood or leadership roles
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

 

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) is ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, families and communities.

This course prepares professionals working in early education and care settings for an industry requiring highly trained professionals who can specifically support the diverse needs of young children.

Research evidence has consistently proven that the experiences and environments of children in the early years are important for strong social-emotional development and positive learning outcomes through school and into adulthood, and influence children’s health and wellbeing across their lives. At QUT, professionals working in early education and care settings are challenged to learn about how to plan, create and implement evidence based learning environments that will provide the best possible outcomes for children, families, and the communities in which they live.

Learn from the best

QUT’s expert teaching staff collectively represent a diverse range of knowledge and this specialisation is backed by the latest evidence-based research from the Childhood in Changing Contexts research group. QUT has also been chosen to lead the Australian Research Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, working to ensure children growing up in the digital age are healthy, educated, and connected.

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What to expect

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) will develop your skills in critically analysing, designing and implementing curriculum and pedagogy in the early years of a child’s education. You will:

  • deepen your knowledge and ability to work with culturally diverse learners and contexts
  • consider what it means to provide access to high-quality early education that supports engaged learning and positive outcomes for all young children, and
  • develop a strong understanding of current early childhood issues, policy and debates and how to influence these.

Flexible delivery

You may study this course part time. If you choose a selection of option units you can choose to study full-time or part-time.

You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates have highly developed specialist knowledge and skills enabling them to lead effective education programs and practices. They are prepared to lead and mentor colleagues working in prior to school and school settings with children aged birth to eight years. 

Course articulation

You have the option to keep learning and build towards a Master of Education.

Details and units

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) you will need to complete all units in the Early Childhood major. You may only study the Early Childhood major part time.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) is only available to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. This course is available 1 year part-time. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) you will need to complete all units in the Early Childhood major.

International students studying on a student visa may only study full time. If that's you, you will need to refer to Graduate Certificate in Education - Choice of Units to create a full-time course structure.

Requirements

Course code
EU60
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Online
Duration
1 years part-time
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • a recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a recognised diploma in a relevant discipline with at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the relevant field.

Minimum English language requirements

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $2,000 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $14,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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