University of South Australia

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

University of South Australia
Institution rating
2 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

  • This practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teach children from birth to 8 years of age
  • Focus on four major areas: child development, curriculum studies, professional experience and education studies
  • Gain real-world experience by completing 80 days of placement in childcare centres, preschools and junior primary settings


This program is approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Authority (ACECQA). Completion will also allow you to apply for teacher registration in South Australia.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor degree with a competitive GPA; AND
  • At least 1 year of full-time study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (arts, English, health, physical education, humanities, language, maths, science, technologies)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Magill
  • Mawson Lakes

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit University of South Australia's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit University of South Australia's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of South Australia can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

During this course, you must complete 4 supervised practical placements (totalling 80 days)

Visit University of South Australia's website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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What are students saying?

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
University of South Australia
(1 reviews)

Published Apr 2018
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)University of South Australia
Graduation date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Some of the teaching staff were a bit unprofessional. Overall the course was useful and got me ready for my future career.
Response from University of South Australia
Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the course and feel ready to start your future career. We value the opportunity to hear from our graduates and are continually working to provide even better programs and services for our students. We will ensure your feedback is passed to the relevant area within the University. If you wish to discuss your individual experience in more detail please contact us on 1300 301 703.
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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)