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Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

160

Course code

STCHE1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Make a difference in children's lives with a Master of Teaching Early Childhood. If you already hold a bachelor degree in a relevant field other than education, this course will enable you to become a teacher in two years.

Study either online or on campus, part-time or full-time, with additional flexibility to switch between study modes. On graduating, you will be eligible to register as a teacher in early learning settings and primary schools in all states and territories in Australia.

Graduate ready to plan and deliver engaging experiences appropriate to diverse learners and contexts and be prepared for new and challenging educator roles. This course will develop your awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning and explores the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners.

Apply your learning with 80 days of professional experience in prior to school and primary school settings.

As a teacher, your levels of personal literacy and numeracy will be broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the Australian population.

Relevant fields of previous study include art, music, technologies, English, health and physical education, mathematics, science or humanities and social sciences (e.g. history and geography).

Professional recognition

On graduating, you will be eligible to register as a teacher in all states and territories in Australia, providing you meet all other requirements. You will also be recognised as an Early Childhood Teacher under the ACECQA requirements. Registration is is currently being approved.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

You will study a range of units, including professional experience in a range of schools and early learning settings. The units are designed to develop skills, strategies and dispositions for facilitating positive development and learning in the children you will teach. Necessary skills and understandings for a range of early childhood roles and capacities such as building family and community partnerships, leadership, advocacy and quality improvement systems are developed across the course.

Course structure

You can study the Master of Teaching Early Childhood online as an external student, on campus as an internal student, or as a mix of both. All students access learning materials online and are encouraged to interact in a range of modes to develop professional dialogue and networks.


  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • This course is being accredited for 2023 and some changes may apply.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


All students must pass prior to graduation the ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The cost of the testing will be met by the student. Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Please check the pre-requisite and assumed knowledge requirements prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

The course has a requirement of 80 days of Professional experience.
Professional experience units MUST be undertaken in the following sequences: EPE501, EPE502, EPE635

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(15 units)
160cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

ECE501 Human Development and Play Pedagogies
ECE503 Curriculum Studies and Programming
ECE512 Assessment for Learning and Curricula
ECL516 Early Years Language, Literacy and English
ECL523 Mathematics with Young Children
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)
ELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)
EMA565 Mathematics Education and Pedagogy
EPE501 Early Childhood Professional Experience 1
EPE502 Early Childhood Professional Experience 2
ESC520 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy
EST500 Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Advocacy
EST505 Indigenous Perspectives and Inclusive Practices
EST510 Research Based Practice and Leadership
EST520 Teacher Professional Identities
EPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate Teachers
LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0cp)

 160cpTotal Credit Points

 

Students who commenced in or after 2013

The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment

Study plan


  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • This course is being accredited for 2023 and some changes may apply.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1: Full-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
EST500 Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and AdvocacyCOEST505 Indigenous Perspectives and Inclusive PracticeCOEPE501 Early Childhood Professional Experience 1CO
ECE501 Human Development and Play PedagogiesCOECL516 Early Years Language, Literacy and EnglishCO  
ECE503 Curriculum Studies and ProgrammingCOECL523 Mathematics with Young ChildrenCO  
EST510 Research Based Practice and LeadershipCOECE512 Assessment for Learning and CurriculaCO  
  LAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0CP)CO  
Year 2
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
EMA565 Mathematics Education and PedagogyCOEST520 Teacher Professional IdentitiesCO  
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCOEPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO  
EPE502 Early Childhood Professional Experience 2CO    

 

Students commencing in Semester 1: Part-Time
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
EST500 Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and AdvocacyCOEST505 Indigenous Perspectives and Inclusive PracticeCOLAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0CP)CO
ECE501 Human Development and Play PedagogiesCOECL516 Early Years Language, Literacy and EnglishCO  
Year 2
ECE503 Curriculum Studies and ProgrammingCOECL523 Mathematics with Young ChildrenCOEPE501 Early Childhood Professional Experience 1CO
EST510 Research Based Practice and LeadershipCOECE512 Assessment for Learning and CurriculaCO  
Year 3
EMA565 Mathematics Education and PedagogyCOELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COEST520 Teacher Professional IdentitiesCO  
Year 4
EPE502 Early Childhood Professional Experience 2COEPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO  
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCO    

 

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Students commencing in Semester 2: Full-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
  ECE501 Human Development and Play PedagogiesCOEPE501 Early Childhood Professional Experience 1CO
  ECL516 Early Years Language, Literacy and EnglishCOLAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0CP)CO
  ECL523 Mathematics with Young ChildrenCO  
  ECE503 Curriculum Studies and ProgrammingCO  
Year 2
EST500 Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and AdvocacyCOEST505 Indigenous Perspectives and Inclusive PracticeCO  
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
EST510 Research Based Practice and LeadershipCOEST520 Teacher Professional IdentitiesCO  
ECE512 Assessment for Learning and CurriculaCOEPE502 Early Childhood Professional Experience 2CO  
Year 3
EPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO    
EMA565 Mathematics Education and PedagogyCO    
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCO    
      

 

Students commencing in Semester 2: Part-Time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester (Semester 3)
Year 1
  ECE501 Human Development and Play PedagogiesCOLAN020 Literacy and Numeracy (LANTITE) (0CP)CO
  ECL516 Early Years Language, Literacy and EnglishCO  
Year 2
EST500 Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and AdvocacyCOECL523 Mathematics with Young ChildrenCOEPE501 Early Childhood Professional Experience 1CO
ELA525 English Literacy and Literature (F-2)COECE503 Curriculum Studies and ProgrammingCO  
Year 3
EST510 Research Based Practice and LeadershipCOEST505 Indigenous Perspectives and Inclusive PracticeCO  
ECE512 Assessment for Learning and CurriculaCOEPE502 Early Childhood Professional Experience 2CO  
Year 4
EMA565 Mathematics Education and PedagogyCOEPE635 Professional Experience: Assessment for Graduate TeachersCO  
ESC520 Science Curriculum and PedagogyCOELA526 English Literacy and Literature (3-6)CO  
  EST520 Teacher Professional IdentitiesCO  

 

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Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least one-year equivalent full-time study in an area relevant to primary curriculum, such as art, music, technologies, English, health and physical education, mathematics, science or humanities and social sciences (e.g. history and geography).

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must complete the Teaching Capabilities Statement used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession.

International entry pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01 or ZMQP02), the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1 or ZAMQP2) or the International Masters Preparation Program (ZMPP01 or ZMPP02) are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

Working with Children Check
A Working with Children Check is required before you can undertake your practical placements. If your Working with Children Check is not cleared, you will not be able to undertake practice teaching placements and therefore, will not meet the requirements of the course.

National Police Clearance
In some jurisdictions preservice teachers may be required to have a National Police Clearance prior to commencing placement.

COVID-19
COVID-19 digital certificate may be required to be shown in the jurisdiction of the educational settings.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either:

  • two years higher education (tertiary) study in English in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America.
  • undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

 

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 185, with no skill below 185.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyTest not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 65 with no score lower than 65.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 23 in speaking, 24 in listening, 24 in reading, and 27 in writing.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Teaching Early Childhood
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1CM139
823260
Online (CSP)
1CM139
823260
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
110624H

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