Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) is designed for those who want to be an accredited four-year trained early childhood teacher, or who want to upgrade from a three-year teaching qualification. The program covers key areas of early childhood education and care from theory, and principles to practices that best support children's learning and development.

Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University (SCU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 68.1% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 64.9% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.0% (national average 81.5%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University (SCU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 77.6% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 2.7% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $86,700 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Southern Cross University (SCU) Code: 1107425

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