Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

VU course code: EBEC | CRICOS: 096869G | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
In person, Online Real Time

Tuition fee per semester: AU$15,500

City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Online Real Time
29 April 2024


Become an in-demand early-childhood teacher, equipped with effective skills and practical experience, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at Victoria University (VU).

Be part of the massive future growth expected in early childhood education, with over 10,600 new jobs expected to be added in the next five years.

Now’s the time to kickstart your career as an early childhood teacher, with Victorian Government scholarships and financial incentives available to early childhood students and teachers.

Your Bachelor of Early Childhood Education will prepare you for a rewarding career nurturing the development and wellbeing of children from birth to five years. As a degree-qualified early childhood teacher, you’ll:

  • support young children with the important foundations to set them up for success in life
  • develop techniques for involving families as important contributors to the learning process
  • set children up for effective transitions to school.

At VU, you will learn to support children to feel capable and confident. You’ll build a strong sense of social justice, understand child development in the early years and develop ethical professional teaching practice that includes Indigenous perspectives.

Celebrating Early Childhood Educators

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education students will be required to complete:

  • 288 credit points of Core studies

Students also undertake practical placements that include 80 days supervised professional experience.


Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how




Take advantage of the high demand for bachelor-qualified early childhood teachers with funded three-year-old kindergarten rolling out across Victoria and an expected 21.6% growth in childcare jobs by 2026. With this nationally accredited degree, you can work around Australia in:

  • public or private kindergartens
  • long day care centres
  • early childhood centres in Australia
  • policy development with government bodies.

Thanks to the essential experience you’ll get from teaching in childcare settings and kindergartens during your placements, you’ll be ready to register as a teacher as soon as you graduate.

Enjoy the rewards that come with nurturing the next generation and expect to earn above-average wages