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    Default Preschool teacher qualifications

    What qualifications are nessessery to be a preschool teacher in NSW (2-5yo)?


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    Hi

    To teach at a preschool you'll need a teaching degree. You can get this a few ways. The first is by studying 4 years at university completing a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood). You can do this on-campus or through OUA. You could speed it up by doing extra units per semester, but I wouldn't recommend this if you have a family or work full-time. You will also need to be able to commit to practical subjects, where you will do unpaid work experience in a preschool, long daycare and school. The degree will enable you to teach 0-8 year olds. Alternatively, you can complete a Cert 3 in children's services, followed by a diploma, at Tafe and then apply to uni. The length of time will vary depend on how many hours/week you study and also how many units an individual uni will credit you for. Good luck with your decision.

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    yeah an actual preschool teacher now needs a bachelor 4 year degree

    group leaders in the daycares can have diplomas

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    You actually don't have to have an ec degree to be a preschool teacher, if the preschool has under 25 children they only need to have access to an ec for 20% of the time, in many cases the teacher is just a diploma.

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    It really depends on if you want to be a qualified teacher or an advanced child care worker.

    To be a teacher requires a 4 year uni course. To be an advanced child care worker is 2 years at TAFE.


 

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