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This Early Childhood Development unit has been designed by Macquarie University in partnership with Open Universities Australia to introduce you to the concepts of early childhood development and to increase your understanding of the different dimensions in this field of study. Throughout this unit, you will acquire a full knowledge and understanding of the vast array of cultural and educational influences which are of the utmost importance to the early development of a child. This unit has been established as an appropriate platform from which to develop a career as a skilled and adaptable teacher of young children.
The unit covers topics such as physical and motor development, language development, peer relationships and also addresses development theories such as psychoanalysis. The Early Childhood Development unit uses a combination of both practical applications and theory-based methods to that you possess all of the skills needed to embark on a successful career working with young children.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this Early Childhood Development unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By completing this online unit you will gain an in-depth understanding of early childhood development. With further training you will be able to pursue a fulfilling career in a range of fields that involve working with young children.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.