24 months
31000 AUD/year
6684 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Teaching (Birth to Five Years) program at Macquarie University will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to work in prior-to-school settings such as preschools and child care centres. 

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When children are exposed to high-quality educational experiences before starting school, their learning capabilities and in turn their chances of excelling in school are greatly improved. 

Quality early childhood education provides the foundation for reading, maths and science, and helps young children develop their social and emotional skills.

The Teaching (Birth to Five Years) program at Macquarie University enables you to obtain a professional qualification as a teacher of young children.

Key features

  • You'll have numerous opportunities to visit and learn from the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre at Macquarie.
  • You'll be taught by active early childhood researchers who are leading projects at regional, national and international levels.
  • You'll develop analytical and research skills, invaluable in your professional work as a highly qualified teacher.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates from this degree can seek employment with a range of government agencies, non-government organisations as well as private and community owned early childhood settings, based within Australia or overseas. 

High performing graduates can also gain access to higher degree research training programs at Macquarie University through the Master of Research degree.


The program is accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy 
  • Health and Well-being in Early Childhood 
  • Early Childhood Development 
  • Early Childhood Professional Practice
  • Families in Context 
  • Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy 
  • Language and Literacy in Early Childhood

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students: It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins.




160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements


AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 55

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6684 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6684 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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