Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care
- C1099 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
|Title||Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care|
|School||School of Education|
|Qualification||Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (GradCertEarlyChildEd&Care)|
|Availability||Murdoch campus (internal)
This course is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa; it is available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow.
|Restriction||All postgraduate courses are subject to restriction.|
|Duration||2 to 3 semesters part-time|
|Description||This course is designed for qualified primary teachers who wish to make early childhood education and care one of their recognised specialisations. It specifically addresses the early childhood years 0-3.|
|Employment Prospects||Early childhood education and care 0 - 3 years.|
|Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings||Recognised four year Primary or Early Childhood Teaching Qualification.
Students will need to consider the teaching regulations for their jurisdiction.
|Special Requirements||Placement in the practicum component of the Graduate Certificate will require that students obtain Police Clearance through the WA Department of Education. Students should refer to the Study at Murdoch section of this handbook for details on this essential requirement. Under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004, compulsory criminal record checks are required for people working with children. These checks are a national check to identify those who have a criminal history which indicates they may harm children. The appropriate application form is available from the School Experience Office or the WA Department of Education web site. Federal and state police clearances obtained through police stations are not acceptable.|
|Further Study||The Certificate may be upgraded with a further 12 points to a Graduate Diploma in Education Studies or, on completion, students may be granted 8 points of advanced standing toward a Master of Education (Coursework) degree.|
|Exemption from Coursework Regulations||In this course, where appropriate, undergraduate units (between 100- and 400-level) have been included to meet the learning outcomes for the entire course. Postgraduate students can expect to be part of a learning community with undergraduate students in these units. This course has been granted a specific exemption from the Coursework Regulations.|
Course Structure - 12 credit points
Core Units - 12 credit points
EDN437 Babies and Toddlers Growing and Learning -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external
EDN438 Early Childhood Learning Environments -- 4 pts
Murdoch: S2-internal, S2-external
EDN439 Professional Experience in Early Learning Centres -- 4 pts