Early Childhood Education Program

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The Early Childhood Education Program at Victoria University sits within the College of Arts, Business, Law, Education and IT.

Our staff are experienced early-childhood teachers, dedicated to supporting you to become a successful early-childhood professional.

We offer a supportive and up-to-date learning environment to help you become a caring and successful kindergarten teacher, childcare worker or early-childhood educator in a community program.

Our partners

Hume Council, Australia

We have partnered with Hume Council to offer their employees a well-supported and responsive offering of our Bachelor of Early Childhood to diploma-qualified educators working and living in Hume.

Dublin City University, Ireland

We are currently partnered with early childhood colleagues in Dublin, Ireland. This partnership was brought about through sharing experiences of remote and virtual placement for early childhood pre-service teachers in the time of COVID-19.

Karlstad University, Sweden

Academics and students at Karlstad are partnering with Victoria University to share ideas and experiences. We are planning for exchanges in the future.

Partner with us

If your service or service provider would like to join our mentoring network, or establish a partnership with the early childhood team at VU, please email us at  [email protected] .

Courses we offer

If you already hold a Diploma of Children’s Services, you enter straight into the second year of our 3- and 4-year degrees, and graduate in just two years. 

For three-year trained early childhood teachers, we offer a direct entry into the fourth year of our Bachelor of Early Childhood and Leadership, meaning you can study with us for one year to graduate with that 4-year degree.

Explore our early childhood courses


The Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education is good for those who would like for a career change who already hold a degree in another discipline.

3-year & 4-year programs

The following three courses are good if you:

  • have just finished secondary school
  • hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and want to upskill to a bachelor
  • are a qualified early childhood teacher with a 3-year degree looking to qualify as a 4-year trained teacher.