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Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) Macquarie University



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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.

This course 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. Accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), this course enables you to obtain a professional qualification as a teacher of young children.


You'll have numerous opportunities to visit and learn from the world-renowned 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.


The Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) degree is approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the government agency responsible for accrediting early childhood teacher qualifications in Australia. To see the list of approved courses visit: On completion of this degree, graduates are eligible for employment as a teacher in prior to school settings, typically within preschools and childcare settings. This qualification meets the four-year accreditation status in the National Quality Standard guidelines of ACECQA.


Suitable if you are a graduate from another discipline wishing to obtain an early childhood teaching qualification.

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.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years).

Full Time (1 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted)

Tuition fees

A$30,000.00 (14,39,598) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


25 Feb


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Student must have:

• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

• GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent

Academic IELTS of 7.5 overall (with minimum 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 8.0 in Listening, 8.0 in Speaking) or equivalent.

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