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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 Arts & Education and Victoria University Polytechnic.

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

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

TAFE certificates & diplomas 3 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.

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

Short courses 2 courses

Learn how to provide first aid responses to infants, children and adults.

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.

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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