Course details

CRICOS course code: 106561H

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education will grow your abilities to be a self-sufficient, versatile and creative early childhood educator. You will develop and advance your skills in supporting the learning needs of diverse learners across the curriculum from birth to five years of age. You will build effective relationships with children, families and communities to develop evidence based educational interventions.

Industry professional placement subjects are embedded in the course and are completed in a regulated early childhood education service.

A reflexive professional practitioner, you will be able to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching to teach in an early childhood setting with children aged birth to five years.

Pathways

Students interested in progressing further in this area, may choose to study one of the following areas on completion of the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education:

Masters / Doctoral studies

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education may find employment with government, private enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.

Graduate employment opportunities include:

• Early learning and childcare centres
• Kindergarten teaching (private or public)
• Government agencies

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
72,000 Per Year
Read moreCourse materials: 1,400 (one off fee)
Expected Jun 2022 1 year
Full time
Southern Cross Education Institute Higher Education
155-161 Boundary Road
Melbourne Victoria 3051
Australia

Entry criteria

To be eligible for an offer of admission, applicants will:

Hold a bachelor qualification

IELTS Score of 7.0 overall (with no score less than 6.5 in written communication and no individual band score less than 6.0). Individual course entry levels may vary with advice from relevant industry consultation.
TOEFL (iBT) Overall score of at least 94+ (no writing score less than 27, no reading & listening score less than 24 and speaking score less than 24).
TOEFL (paper based) 600 + (including a score of 5.0 or more in the Test of Written English.
OET Pass
Pearson (PTE) Overall score of at least 66 (with no score less than 56 in written communication and no less than 46 in other communication skills). Individual course entry levels may vary with advice from relevant industry consultation.
Cambridge English 185 + with no skill below 185.

Address

Southern Cross Education Institute Higher Education
155-161 Boundary Road
Melbourne Victoria 3051
Australia
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