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Education courses

Discover the huge variety of education courses from Victoria University. We offer a range of learning in education so you can study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Our graduates find teaching employment opportunities including:

  • early childhood educators
  • kindergarten
  • primary school
  • secondary school
  • adult and vocational
  • language
  • special needs.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 6 courses

Duration: 3 years

Become an in-demand early-childhood educator, equipped with effective skills and practical experience, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from VU.

Duration: 4 years

If you want the option of teaching at primary or secondary level, the Bachelor of Education (P12) is for you.

Duration: 3 years

Our Bachelor of Education Studies offers an alternative path into teaching, giving you the skills to lead a range of learning programs outside traditional classrooms.

Duration: 3 years
This course provides knowledge and skills in physical education and sport science through a range of subjects across various disciplines.
Duration: 3 years
Learn the skills to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. Victoria University's Bachelor of Youth Work is the largest program of its kind in Australia, and is delivered by experts in the field.
Duration: 4 years
The Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management course aims to produce competent youth workers and sport management professionals who have practical management and leadership skills.

Postgraduate 7 courses

Duration: 1 year

Launch a rewarding and in-demand career, with VU's one-year, online Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

Duration: 0.5 years
Gain an advanced knowledge of learning and teaching for the education sector, community, government and industry.
Duration: 1 year

Gain advanced skills and knowledge for a variety of education settings. This graduate course extends your career prospects into new and exciting areas.

Duration: 2 years

Build on your education experience by studying the latest theory and research with a Master of Education from Victoria University.

Duration: 2 years
Gain practical experience and prepare for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher.
Duration: 2 years
Prepare for registration as a secondary teacher in a wide range of discipline areas through the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).
Duration: 0.5 years
Expand your employment opportunities and become qualified to teach English as an additional language (EAL) with the Graduate Certificate in TESOL.

Postgraduate research 5 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to 'sustainable and liveable cities'. This masters allows bachelor-degree graduates in any discipline to undertake a research degree.

Duration: 2 years

Build on your education experience by studying the latest theory and research with a Master of Education from Victoria University.

Duration: 4 years

Complete your PhD in a research community dedicated to improving our cities and communities through scientific, technological and social innovation.

Duration: 4 years

Victoria University's integrated program offers research training, creating an alternative path to a PhD in the areas of sustainability and liveable communities.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 8 courses

Duration: 0.5 years

Turn your passion for working with children into a career with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration: 1.5 years
Become a fully qualified early childhood educator and develop skills in providing activities and care to children.
Duration: 9 months
Gain the skills and confidence to provide support in classrooms and become a qualified teacher's assistant with the Certificate IV in Education Support.

Further develop your skills in literacy, numeracy and communications to critically analyse complex texts and perform a range of numeracy tasks with the Certificate III in General Education for Adults at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Gain important foundation skills in literacy and numeracy with a Certificate I in General Education for Adults at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Start your journey towards a rewarding career in education with the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation.

Develop the skills and knowledge required to perform the role of a trainer, facilitator or assessor in the workplace and in Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Duration: 1 year
Launch your career as a youth worker and make a difference in a range of community-based programs.

Higher Education diplomas 1 course

Higher education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

Duration: 1 year
Build essential literacy and numeracy skills for a career in education, and prepare to enter the second year of a teaching degree.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13-week course providing Australian citizens and permanent residents with an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to studying a higher education course.
Duration: 12 hours

Build your literacy and numeracy knowledge and confidence in preparation to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) examination.

Double qualification 1 course

Duration: 5 years
A new and innovative double qualification. It allows you to undertake an initial bachelor program in science and then complete an accredited masters program in secondary teaching.
I chose VU because it offered more placement hours than any other teaching course. I wanted to have as much experience as I could in schools before starting my career. I believed it was very important for me to be exposed to different learning environments.
Sarah Mullucks

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