University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Teaching - Early Childhood (MMET)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is an industry-relevant postgraduate qualification for students who have already completed a three-year bachelor degree and would like to increase their employment prospects with an early childhood qualification. The curriculum is practical in nature, and is solely focused on the education of children from birth to eight years of age. Practical learning is a major component and students complete four supervised placements in child care, preschool/kindergarten and junior primary schools, totalling 80 days.


72 units comprising core courses and courses that are specific to the early childhood specialisation.


  • Teaching
  • Early Childhood Teaching

Standard entry requirements

  • An AQF Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution with a competitive GPA, noting that entry is competitive and based on academic merit
  • And one year of full-time equivalent study, as part of their Bachelor degree or equivalent, relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies), which includes a minimum half a year of equivalent study relevant to one of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standard within the last two years.


This program has been approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an Early Childhood Teaching Qualification for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law. Successful completion of this program provides a recognised academic qualification which will enable graduates to apply for teacher registration in South Australia, interstate and some overseas countries. Applicants should note there are other criteria determining eligibility for registration by the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia and other registration and regulatory authorities. Applicants are advised to check registration requirements as they are subject to change.

Study pathways

Applicants eligible for 1.0 EFTSL of advanced standing complete the program in 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $67,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Mawson Lakes International: $63,800 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

All applicants will be required to submit a 400-600 word Teaching Capabilities Statement with their SATAC application about their motivation to teach. A successful Working with Children Check (WWCC) with the Department of Human Services is required for all students prior to undertaking any professional experience placement that involves contact with minors. These placements form a compulsory part of the program. Students will also be required to undertake a criminal history screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI), mandatory child-safe environments training and First Aid training. All students must meet the required standard in the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) prior to graduation.

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