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    Default Early Childhood Teaching pathways?

    Just wanting some advice on becoming an early childhood teacher. I already have a degree in a different discipline (science) and don't want to have to do another 4 year degree to become and ECT.

    All the graduate entry courses I could find seem to require either an ECT undergrad degree (unlike primary or secondary teaching which have graduate entry programs for holders of other degrees).

    Anyone know of any graduate entry options for getting into ECT/education? What would be the best pathway into the field?

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    As far as I can tell the shortest way would be to do a grad dip in education - primary which is one year and then a grad dip early childhood education which is also one year, but I'm not an expert, you'd need to check with the Uni's.

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    @sunshine80, I thought I'd say hello as I work for a company called SEEK Learning which offers a free service to compare courses and providers. We've got specialists in different course areas and I'd be happy to set you up with someone who can answer your questions about the right pathway and courses if that interests you.

    To start, here is information about some different courses that are available, and there are some tips about new government regulations and fee help options too:
    http://www.seeklearning.com.au/cours...child-care.asp

    Let me know if that helps in any way.

    Good luck! ^ JB

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    Thanks guys - yep applied for the grad dip but didn't get in. It's very competitive and they go off your GPA, which is wrong IMO as they assume good grades make good teachers!

    Doing certificate and tafe diploma involves working in the childcare industry (for like $14/hr) and I can't afford to give up my current job as a single parent to do this... The only other way seems to be to do a whole new 4 year degree in early childhood or a 2-year grad dip in primary by distance assuming I get in...


 

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