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Master of Education (Early Years)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Delivery
On-campus or external
Course starts
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
081798G

Online - Residing offshore; or Online - Residing in Australia: only available to international students onshore on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that entitles the holder to study.

Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, their families and communities.
  • Study contemporary early childhood issues.
  • Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).
  • If you are seeking a teaching qualification the Bachelor of Education, or Master of Teaching may be suitable for you.

 

Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, their families and communities.
  • Study contemporary early childhood issues.
  • Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood.
  • If you are seeking a teaching qualification the Bachelor of Education, or Master of Teaching may be suitable for you.

 

Why choose this course?

The Early Years study area will enable you to develop in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge and understandings of current research, theory and practice that will inform effective teaching and learning with young children and their families in early years programs and services.

What to expect

This study area is ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings, who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, their families and communities.

Early childhood research has consistently provided evidence 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. Because of increased recognition of the importance of the early years to later outcomes, there is increased demand for highly trained professionals who can specifically support the diverse learning needs of young children.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to study externally or on campus, and either part time or full time. All the lectures are recorded and study materials are available online. You can access these resources at any time to help you fit study into your lifestyle.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

The Early Years study area enables professionals working in early education and care settings, schools, child protection or family services and other relevant contexts to enhance their knowledge of working with young children, their families and communities.

Professional recognition

If you are already a registered teacher and would like to be an accredited early childhood teacher please refer to Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching).

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Years) following completion of the four core units required for this study area.

Details and units

QUT is committed to ensuring our courses meet the changing needs of the profession. This course is currently being refreshed and some of the details displayed may change.

QUT is committed to ensuring our courses meet the changing needs of the profession. This course is currently being refreshed and some of the details displayed may change.

Requirements

Course code
EU70
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • On-campus or external

Online - Residing offshore; or Online - Residing in Australia: only available to international students onshore on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that entitles the holder to study.

Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Master of Education - 1 .5 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

Master of Education - 1 year program

A completed recognised honours or postgraduate diploma (or higher) in the field of education.

Note: You do not need to apply for the one year program as you will be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 on QUT's 7 point scale (where 4 is a Pass).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

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

Advanced standing

On entry, you will be assessed for advanced standing (credit) for 48 credit points (4 units) based on a completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 or higher qualification in Education (An Honours year with a research component, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), regardless of the age of the qualification. You do not need to apply for this credit.

Depending on your study area, you can receive up to 50 per cent advanced standing from masters or higher study completed in another program. Prior study must be current. Study over 10 years old is not normally considered. If you are applying for advanced standing for specific units, you will need to provide detailed unit/subject outlines from your previous study. These outlines must include learning outcomes, learning content, and assessment including word lengths. No advanced standing can be granted for undergraduate study, or postgraduate study at a lower level than masters.

You can also apply for advanced standing based on work or industry experience. Advanced standing is not able to be awarded for normal teaching experience. If you are responsible for an original academic work, such as creating a course and/or curriculum, or have published any original research, then you may be eligible for advanced standing for work or industry experience. The original academic work must be in excess of 5000 words.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing for prior study you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Fees

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

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

 

 

2020 fees

2020: $29,900 per year full-time (96 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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Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
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