Course Description

A child's early years are key to predicting their success in school and life. Their early learning experiences are critical determining factors for their emotional, social and intellectual development. When they are exposed to high-quality early educational opportunities, their trajectory for success is greatly enhanced.
This course provides you with an opportunity to undertake advanced study in early childhood, to enhance your professional understanding by extending your knowledge of related areas in early childhood. You'll learn about current research and engage critically in theoretical and policy debates of importance to those working with young children and their families.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $30,000 per year full-time


1 - 1.5 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Macquarie University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.2% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 79.7% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.4% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Macquarie University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Macquarie University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 87.2% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 4.7% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $87,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083783K

Entry Requirements