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Promote positive development and learning as a professional early childhood teacher

Specialising in early childhood teaching (Kindergarten to Year 3) will see you play a vital role in the development and care of children during their most formative years. Working at childcare, kindergarten or primary school level, you'll help them to interpret their world, social relationships and responsibilities with knowledge and nurturing. You'll also extend support to families and caregivers, so the benefits carry over into home life.

Double degrees

Double your degree, multiply your opportunities.

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Study early childhood education at Griffith

Promote positive development and learning

Undergraduate study in Early childhood education can be undertaken as a major within the Bachelor of Education, Primary (Logan campus only). Studying at Griffith, you’ll build on your understanding of the characteristics of learners and teachers in primary and early year environments.

You’ll acquire practical skills and knowledge of children’s creativity and how they learn. You’ll develop your problem solving skills, study the social contexts of education, and how to be responsive to the changing cultural and individual needs of young children and their families.

Your degree includes education studies, curriculum studies and professional experience in early childhood settings. It is professionally recognised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

You’ll graduate as a competent, skilled practitioner ready to work with young children in a range of settings.

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Do you want to speak to a Griffith student who knows what it is really like to study and live in Australia? Talk to one of our Student Ambassadors and get your questions answered. This is a unique opportunity for you to ask about studying at Griffith, accommodation options, social and cultural life, the cost of living, what our Queenlsand campuses have to offer, and how welcoming our university is.

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We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Gain a globally recognised qualification

Consistently positive feedback from employers tells us that Griffith graduates are of excellent quality and well prepared for careers in the education industry

You'll be ready to meet the growing demand for postgraduate qualified teachers in the early childhood education sector. You'll also have a qualification that allows entry into a relevant master's degree.

You'll be eligible to be employed as a registered early childhood teacher in prior-to-school settings, including long day care and kindergartens.

You could also consider positions as a childcare co-ordinator, teaching assistant, education administrator or policy development officer.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Magnificent Seven: our inaugural Griffith Sporting Hall of Fame inductees

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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