Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood)

    • CRICOS Code: 0102001

    Where will this take me?



    On completion of your Graduate Diploma, you’ll be an effective early years teacher with experience of teaching in real education settings. 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). 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.

    Further study

    Once you graduate from your diploma, 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. Graduates may also progress to a range of other graduate coursework programs.

    Highly employable

    Finish your 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.

    Meet our Early Childhood Alumni: Maria Frial

    Early childhood graduate Maria Frial

    “You will be challenged and at times doubt yourself and your capabilities - but if you take it one day a step at a time and keep an open and learning mindset, you will come out more confident and highly equipped to do the most important task ever - helping young individuals grow and better themselves every day.”

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    *The Times Higher Education, 2020

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