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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.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 5 courses

Duration: 0.5 years
Begin your career in children's services. This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children.
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.
Duration: 1 year
Launch your career as a youth worker and make a difference in a range of community-based programs.
Duration: 1.5 years
Develop the skills required to work as a supervisor or coordinator to develop and facilitate programs for young people.

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
Make a difference to the lives of young people as you launch your career in teaching with a Diploma in Education Studies. This course has been designed for students who didn't meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 7 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
Choose from 16 teaching specialisations, and graduate ready to teach in primary or secondary schools.
Duration: 3 years

Our Bachelor of Education Studies will have you job-ready to work in educational programs that suit your interests and passions.

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
This course provides students aspiring to become specialist Maths/Science teachers with a solid foundation in Science and/or Maths.
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

Our Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education is an online course which prepares graduates to teach children aged 0-5 years.

Duration: 0.5 years
Gain knowledge of the theory and practice of learning and teaching that meets the growing need for educational expertise within the education sector and industry.
Duration: 1 year
The course is designed for a variety of professionals who respond to the educational opportunities and challenges in education, community, government and industry
Duration: 2 years
This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals whose work has an educational component or some educational responsibility.
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: 1.5 years
The offshore Master of TESOL course provides students with relevant content and research based learning opportunities to allow them to become effective teachers and managers of English to Speakers of Other Languages programs in Vietnam.

Postgraduate research 3 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
A research degree is a unique opportunity to develop new skills, problem-solving abilities, and think logically, creatively and critically.
Duration: 4 years
Shape education policy or influence teaching methods with your PhD in Education research, conducted in active, professional institutes.
Duration: 4 years

Learn crucial research methods before you begin study that will shape education policy or influence teaching methods, with your PhD in Education.

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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