Where will this take me?



On completion of your Graduate Diploma, you’ll be an effective Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) with experience of teaching in real education settings.

The Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching will seek accreditation with the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Once accredited, the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching will allow graduates to apply for registration and work in Australian early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to five years. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for registration as an early childhood teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). On graduating, you could also find yourself in a rewarding career in children’s services coordination, quality regulation and assessment, and early intervention for children with special needs.

Highly employable

You will finish the course confident of gaining employment. We rank with a high employment rate of 96 per cent of our graduate’s gaining employment within the first four months of graduating.^ We have been ranked as #1 in Australia and #12 in the world for Education*, meaning a degree from us is a globally-recognised achievement.

Graduates of this course can operate in a multi-disciplinary field involving care, education and health. The program provides continuous and extended professional placements in early childhood education and care settings, a community setting, and a primary school experience.

*The Times Higher Education, 2020

^Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Graduates Outcomes Survey 2017-2019

Further study

Once you’ve completed the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching, you may progress to a range of other graduate coursework programs.

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