If you're interested in working as an early-childhood educator – in childcare, after-school care or kindergartens – we offer a range of suitable early childhood education courses at our campuses in Melbourne (or even online for postgraduate study).
Study early childhood education courses at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.
Become an in-demand early-childhood teacher, equipped with effective skills and practical experience, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from VU.
Gain specialised knowledge for child care and development, with an Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Victoria University.
Launch a rewarding and in-demand career, with VU's one-year, online Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education.
Learn childcare skills in the classroom and in practical daycare placements when you study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 at Victoria University Polytechnic. Our practical children’s services lab, located at Werribee Campus, will provide you the opportunity for hands-on learning in a simulated early childhood environment.
Learn how to provide first aid responses to infants, children and adults.
Build your literacy and numeracy knowledge and confidence in preparation to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) examination.
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Studying early childhood education at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
Our graduates find teaching employment opportunities that include:
- early childhood educator
- childcare worker
- outside school hours carer
- kindergarten teacher
- special needs worker.
Colleges & schools
Our early childhood education courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses.