Graduate Certificate in Education - Early Childhood Studies

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Designed to meet the needs of practising primary teachers who wish to have a recognised qualification, as well as the skills and pedagogical understandings to teach in early childhood settings (Birth to Pre-Primary).


4 Units 60 Credit Points. Practicum Placement.


  • Constructing early childhood curriculum
  • Investigating young children's holistic learning and development
  • Contemporary and comparative perspectives in early childhood education
  • Effective pedagogy and practice in early childhood contexts

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a three-year or four-year primary teaching qualification, such as a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies), Bachelor of Education (Primary), or a Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary), with equivalents considered.


Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) have approved this course.

Study pathways

Master of Education (Early Childhood)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Lawley Domestic: $3,300
International: $14,880
No information available Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Related careers: Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Pre-school Teacher. Non-Standard Timetable: Classes may occur outside of standard school hours, including weekends, and during traditional school-term holidays.

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