Australian Catholic University

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

This is the combination of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) and the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) has been designed to contribute to the education profession by preparing graduates to be accomplished and articulate advocates for the rights and responsibilities of all children within their professional, community, outreach, and research contexts. The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) cultivates graduates to be articulate and passionate teachers who are committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge, skills and attitudes that can facilitate the implementation of high quality early childhood and primary education for all children. The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is for qualified primary and secondary school teachers who want to teach religion. The course provides the basic certification, fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies needed to teach religious education.


200 credit points. Pre-service educators must complete professional experience placements in a relevant prior-to-school or formal primary school settings in line with the requirements of state/territory teacher accreditation authorities. During this time they are required to be available on a full-time basis.


  • Early childhood and primary
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary education
  • Religious education

Standard entry requirements

  • An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must: have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with: subject content studies equivalent to one year of full-time study in one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum
  • Includingsubject content studies equivalent to one quarter of a year in a selected subject specialisation of English or Mathematics. demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of application. Applicants who completed Bachelor degrees outside Australia should review Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to determine if they are required to meet additional English Language Proficiency requirements for entry into the course. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia should check with state registration bodies to confirm English Language Proficiency requirements for teacher registration. 2. Additional ApprovalsAll students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must provide a police check from their home country. All students who have lived in another country for twelve months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 2.25 years
  • Part-time : 4.5 years

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