Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood)

      Course overview

      • 1 year full time
      • On Campus (Parkville)
      • Available to domestic students


      The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood) focuses on learning and teaching for children aged birth-eight years and provides a qualification for registration to teach in early childhood settings. The course is completed over one year of full-time study. It is intensive in nature, and includes extended semesters, a winter term subject and placements throughout the year.

      The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood) uses a multi-disciplinary approach to connect research, theory, and practice through coursework and professional placements, preparing early childhood professionals to respond to the communities where they will work.

      The course is available to students who either hold an undergraduate degree or who hold a diploma plus relevant work experience in a leadership position in an early childhood setting.

      Early Childhood Scholarship

      The Victorian government are offering Early Childhood Scholarships and incentives for individuals looking to start a rewarding career as an early childhood teacher.  Find out more at the Department of Education and Training

      Support while you learn

      Our teacher candidates are successful because of the extra support and guidance they get when leading a class for the first time.

      You will receive ongoing support – unlike any other university – both on campus and while on placement. As you learn, you will be supported by a Mentor Teacher and a Clinical Teaching Specialist.

      Evidence-Based Teaching

      The University of Melbourne is the only institution in Australia to use an Evidence-Based Teaching framework.