If you're interested in working as an early-childhood educator – in childcare, after-school care or kindergartens – we offer a range of suitable courses.

Study 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 Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Block, In person, Online Self Paced, Remote
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 Footscray Park Delivery mode Blended, Block, In person, Online Self Paced, Remote

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 Blended, Block, Online Self Paced, Remote

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to progress in the field of early childhood with a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education. The course introduces key ideas about the practice of teaching young children aged from birth to five years old in early childhood education settings.
Duration 0.5 years Campus Online Self Paced Delivery mode Blended, In person, Online Self Paced, Remote
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 Footscray Nicholson, Online Self Paced Delivery mode Blended, Burst, In person, Online Self Paced, Remote

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Learn childcare skills in the classroom and in practical daycare placements when you study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

Duration 0.5 years Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Become a fully qualified early childhood educator and develop skills in providing activities and care to children.
Duration 1.5 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

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

Campus Footscray Park, Other

Emergency First Aid in Childcare and Education

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

Duration 1 day Campus City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson, Industry, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee
LANTITE Preparation Course

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

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.

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