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

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

Fees

2021: A$13,500*
* fee per semester

Intakes
2021: February and July
Campus
Footscray Park
Duration
3 years

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.

Fees

2021: A$13,500*

* fee per semester

Intakes
2021: February, July
Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Duration
1 year

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.

Fees

2021: A$7,500*
* fee per semester

Intakes
2021: February and July
Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Duration
0.5 years
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Become a fully qualified early childhood educator and develop skills in providing activities and care to children.
Fees

2021: A$7,500*
* fee per semester

Intakes
2021: February & July
Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Duration
1.5 years

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
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.
Campus
City Flinders
Duration
1000 hours

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.

Careers

Our graduates find teaching employment opportunities that include:

  • early childhood educator
  • childcare worker
  • outside school hours carer
  • kindergarten teacher
  • special needs worker.

 

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