Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood)

      Where will this take me?


      Become a teacher

      The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood) is currently undergoing the accreditation process with the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Once accredited, the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood) will allow graduates for provisional registration and work in Australian early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to five years. You will also be eligible to apply for registration as an early childhood teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

      You may continue to complete the University of Melbourne’s Master of Teaching (Early Childhood), provided you meet the respective minimum entry requirements and have satisfactorily completed the Australian Commonwealth Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

      Highly employable

      Finish your course confident of gaining employment. We rank with the highest employment rate: 96 per cent of our graduate’s gain employment within the first four months of graduating*. Studying at Melbourne will give you the skills to hit the ground running.

      *(Quality Indicators for Graduate Teacher Education Overall Employment = Survey 2016-18)


      You could find yourself in a rewarding career in children’s services coordination, quality regulation and assessment, and early intervention for children with special needs.