Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (7181)

  • Approved Abbreviation: UGCertECSt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7181
  • AQF Level: 5

This program has been suspended from 2023.

This program applies to students who commenced in Block C, 2021 or later.

This program provides students with foundational knowledge in childhood developmental theory, psychology, and diversity, and mathematical principles required for educators. The program is designed as an entry qualification into the field of Early Childhood that will provide students with broad knowledge that they can apply to a professional context.

This program provides a pathway for students into a Diploma of Arts Extended (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5 Birth-12).

Study Mode

Six months full-time.

Program Advice

UG Certificate program enquiries

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above


This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission. 

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.


Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
TEAC 1041The Developing Child (Block)10
TEAC 1040Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (Block)10
TEAC 2064Contemporary Childhoods (Block)10
HUMN 1065Diversity, Language and Culture (Block)10
Total Credit Points40