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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) online course, offered by Curtin University, provides the education and training you need to launch your teaching career.



Studying this comprehensive course will provide you with the necessary preparation to carve a successful career in early childhood education. You will be equipped with the knowledge as well as the hands-on training to be able to work in early learning centres or schools.


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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course online will equip you with high levels of professionalism to excel in the childcare industry.


Upon completion of this course you will learn the required knowledge to interact appropriately with children while fulfilling their emotional, physical and self-care needs. This program will give you a foundation of education and skills for working with children, including early childhood care.


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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

The online Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) course is the ideal course for those who want to work in a supervisory role within daycares or preschools.


This online course in children’s services will give you the skills and qualifications to work as early childhood educator, service director, family day care coordinator or child development worker.


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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

Learn how to support and encourage social, physical, cognitive and emotional growth and development in children, from babies to toddlers, with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) course.


You will cover all aspects of early childhood care, including first aid, designing curricula, promoting creativity, and using approved learning frameworks.


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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

Learn how to support the development and growth of babies, toddlers and young children with this online Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).


If you’re a seasoned childhood educator looking for a way to get your years of industry experience formally recognised, this is the course for you!


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Early Childhood Development Course unit

By investigating and applying the most relevant major theories, this online Early Childhood Development unit focuses on key issues in childhood development.


During this Macquarie University unit, you will gain an insight and understanding into the cultural practices and theories that influence areas of education and affect early childhood development.


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Early Childhood Postgraduate Internship Course unit

During this online Early Childhood Postgraduate Internship unit with Macquarie University, a mentor teacher will guide you through a range of aspects of early childhood teaching.


You will become familiar with the importance of the various relationships you will build as a teacher, and develop a practical understanding of your role as a teacher of young children.


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Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 Course unit

Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 is an online unit provided by Macquarie University that combines traditional academic study with practical experience in a real teaching environment.


The early stages of the unit will familiarise you with various teaching theories, empowering you to thrive in your first teaching role.


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Early Childhood Professional Practice 2 Course unit

The Early Childhood Professional Practise 2 online unit from Macquarie University builds on the knowledge and experience that you will have gained from the Early Childhood Professional Practice 1 unit.


The unit teaches you theory, the Early Years Learning Framework and includes a 20 day placement working with two to five year olds, combining theory with practice.


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Early Intervention: Theory and Practice Course unit

Early Intervention: Theory and Practice is an online unit delivered by Macquarie University that will help you meet the needs of all children, including those with disabilities.


It will help you to utilise your knowledge of child development and understanding of the curriculum to meet the educational needs of young children with disabilities.


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Early Learning Through the Humanities Course unit

Early Learning through the Humanities is an online unit provided by Curtin University which explores how humanities subjects such as history and geography help inform a young child’s sense of citizenship and belonging.


You will learn how embracing a shared culture in formative years is essential to helping children grow up into active and contributing citizens.


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Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood Course unit

The online Health and Physical Education unit from Curtin University teaches you about the factors affecting the health of children up to age eight.


You will explore the mental and physical development of children and the policies and strategies you can employ to positively impact their growth.


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Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Course unit

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood is an online unit provided by Macquarie University which explores the development of language in early childhood, from birth up to eight years old.


You will investigate the relationship between learning, culture and language and examine how these formative years impact on subsequent knowledge.


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Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings Course unit

Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings, is an online unit by Macquarie University, which examines the social, political and legal contexts in which early childhood education operates in Australia.


This unit will look into diverse management structures, regulatory and legislative frameworks, and diverse leadership theories.


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Management and Leadership in Early Childhood Education Course unit

This online Management and Leadership in Early Childhood Education unit from Curtin University examines critical components of an effective early childhood program including teachers and the school community.


The unit also highlights the importance of strong curriculum knowledge, leadership, team building, organisational skills, resource provision, and the importance of advocacy for developmentally appropriate practices.


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Mathematics for the Early Years Course unit

Mathematics for the Early Years is an online unit offered by Curtin University, equips you with the skills to teach mathematics to primary school students in an effective, engaging way.


You will learn to integrate mathematics into everyday teaching through specific mathematics content areas, and explore theories of learning and how to apply them to mathematics lessons.


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Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood Course unit

This Visual and Media Arts for Early Childhood course unit delivers to students the basic methods of delivering Visual and Media Arts education for Early Childhood in accordance with current curriculum and teaching methods.


This unit will develop your understanding of lesson planning and delivery, and will also ensure you’re equipped to teach in ethical and culturally sensitive educational environments.


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About Child Care

Childcare is an industry that for too long has been misunderstood as a job for ‘glorified babysitters’.

When we think of childcare services, it’s hard not to think of things like the Wiggles, Playschool and Sesame Street. But early childhood development goes far beyond friendly Muppets or the rocket clock.

The reality is that childcare is crucial to Australia’s economy in a number of ways. Not only does it enable parents, particularly women, to return to the workforce and thereby increase our nation’s productivity; many experts agree that the better the childcare and early childhood education services, the better a nation’s future.

According to the US National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, ‘a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on the foundation of healthy child development’.

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