Institute of Early Childhood
IEC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
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How do I apply?
If you are a school leaver you can apply for IEC courses through the University Admission Centre UAC. You also apply through UAC if you already hold a university degree or a partially completed degree.
If you are a mature aged student (over 21 years of age, who is willing to enrol as an internal student and you have not been enrolled in a university course) then you can apply directly through Macquarie University via the The Jubilee Scheme.
Non-Award entry is an alternate route and details of this program can be found here.
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (0 - 12yrs)
The Bachelor of Education will qualify you to teach from 0 to 12 years old. This degree is 4 years, full time. With this degree you can teach from Kindergarten to year 6. Also at preschools and day care centres. Please note there is NO mid year intake for this course. Applications for this course are through the UAC website (www.uac.edu.au).
Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)
The Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) provides the equivalent of a three-year Early Childhood teaching qualification. This degree will qualify you to work in prior-to-school services. Further information about this course can be found here. Applications for this course are through the UAC website (www.uac.edu.au).
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Services)
The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Services) degree is designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who wish to specialise in teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. This degree qualifies graduates to work with children in services prior to school. Further information about this course can be found here, or by contacting Warawara on (02) 9850 8893.
Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)
The Master of teaching (Birth to Five Years) is a postgraduate level initial early childhood teaching qualification. It is designed to enable graduates of other disciplines to obtain an early childhood teaching qualification without undertaking a further undergraduate degree. Graduates of this degree will be eligible for employment as teachers in prior to school settings, typically preschools and long day care centres. Please note: This program is not available for external study only.