Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Imagine a world with every child reaching their full potential.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

There is high demand for qualified early childhood specialists in this critical field. As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to work in government and independent schools plus other early childhood settings, both nationally and internationally, as an early childhood teacher or manager in an early childhood education and care setting.
There is high demand for qualified early childhood specialists in this critical field. As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to work in government and independent schools plus other early childhood settings, both nationally and internationally, as an early childhood teacher or manager in an early childhood education and care setting.

Further Study

With research experience and experience in the field, the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area for further study.
With research experience and experience in the field, the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area for further study.
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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2019
$11,250.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor degree in Primary Education, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent;

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of three academic units and a practical placement in a partner preschool where children are aged 0–6 years. There is substantial demand for qualified early childhood specialists in Australia as the proportion of children going to preschool is continuing to follow the strong upward trend of the past 10 years.

About The Course

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of three academic units and a practical placement in a partner preschool where children are aged 0–6 years. Our lecturers are highly regarded for the quality of teaching and experiences they offer to students, and our graduates are in demand from local, national and international employers.
Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Quick Details

Status
  • Not available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • Off-site professional placement
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Two units of study per semester. Two hours per week plus two full days on a weekend in your first semester. Second semester: 60 days of professional practice plus two days on the weekend.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 32330
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care
Status
  • Not available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • Off-site professional placement
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Two units of study per semester. Two hours per week plus two full days on a weekend in your first semester. Second semester: 60 days of professional practice plus two days on the weekend.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 32330
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Course Accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education, Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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