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Early Childhood Education courses

If you're interested in working as a primary teacher, an outside school hours care manager or any other type of early childhood education, we offer a range of suitable courses. Study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Our graduates find teaching employment opportunities including:

  • early childhood educators
  • childcare worker
  • outside school hours care
  • kindergarten
  • language
  • special needs.


Our early childhood courses are provided by the College of Education and Victoria Polytechnic.

Short courses 1 course

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.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 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.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 1 course

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.

Postgraduate 1 course

Duration: 1 year

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

I began my study at VU with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and proceeded to a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary). VU offers a lot of hands-on practical experience in the teaching profession. I've been able to build my professional networks.
Sam Dang

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