Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
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Course outline

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is an ideal course for students who hold a non-education three-year bachelor degree and wish to start a diverse and rewarding teaching career in early childhood settings. Upon completion of this course, graduates will be eligible to teach across the Australian Curriculum in the Preparatory Year to Year 2 in Australian primary schools as well as in early childhood settings such as long day care settings and kindergartens.

In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning. Students will benefit from work-integrated learning opportunities built into each term of study based on a full-time study load, ensuring students are building real-world skills in the classroom and developing confidence.

The design of this course utilises CQUniversity’s three term structure, enabling this course to be completed in one and a half years, so you can start your teaching career sooner. A part-time pathway is also available.

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Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Other requirements

To be eligible to complete placements in early childhood settings, pre-service teachers may be required to show proof of immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella and influenza. In addition, some states and territories are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for all school staff. Please be aware that these regulations would apply to preservice teachers. Regulations may be introduced in your state prior to, or at the time of, your scheduled placement/s and you must adhere to these requirements.

To be eligible for teacher registration, students in this course are required to undertake and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators (LANTITE) prior to graduation.

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Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Additional entry requirements

To be eligible for entry applicants must hold a completed 3 year non-education Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree, or overseas equivalent qualification, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 4.0 which has been completed with the last 10 years*.

Within the completed Bachelor degree, applicants must have successfully completed at least 8 units (1year full-time equivalent study) relevant to either one, or a combination, of the learning areas from the primary school curriculum. The learning areas are, English, Mathematics Science, History, Geography, The Arts, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Health and Physical Education and Technologies.

*Degrees must have been completed/conferred with the last 10 years from the date of term commencement for the relevant intake term. Applicants who completed their Bachelor degree ten or more years ago will need to supply a letter of employment which demonstrates professional experience in the same area as their undergraduate degree. Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is an initial postgraduate pre-service teacher education course for those who aim to pursue a career as a primary school teacher. Graduates are qualified to teach from Prep to Year 2. In addition, graduates are qualified to work in long day care settings and kindergartens with children from birth to school age.

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Offer rounds
CSP/$3984 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
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Course Duration

11/2 years External or 31/2 years External