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.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Leadership
Become an in-demand early-childhood teacher with well-developed leadership skills, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Leadership from VU.Become an in-demand early-childhood teacher with well-developed leadership skills, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Leadership from VU.
Duration 4 years Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park Delivery mode In person, Online Real Time
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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

Duration 3 years Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park Delivery mode In person, Online Real Time
Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

Upgrade your early childhood diploma to a bachelor degree while working in the sector, with the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching at Victoria University.

Duration 3 years Campus St Albans Delivery mode Hybrid

Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Gain specialised knowledge for child care and development, with an Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Victoria University.

Duration 0.5 years Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode In person

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Gain skills and learn about the practice of teaching young children from birth to 5 years, with a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education. Enquire now.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Online Self-Paced Delivery mode Online Self-Paced
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

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

Duration 1 year Campus City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, Online Self-Paced Delivery mode Hybrid, In person, Online Real Time, Online Self-Paced

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121
Turn your passion for working with children into a career with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121
Gain the skills and qualification to work at a high level in children’s services with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Campus Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation 22451VIC

Start your journey towards a rewarding career in education with the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation 22451VIC.

Campus Footscray Park

Emergency First Aid in Childcare and Education TNABD

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

Duration 2 day Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning
LANTITE Preparation Course THAAA

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

Duration 12 hours Campus Footscray Park Delivery mode Face to Face with eLearning

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.