Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • CRICOS code: 093410A

Where will this take me?


Highly employable

Our graduates are prepared for the challenging work of being a teacher which sets them apart with employers. Our network of early childhood centres and schools often approach us directly with job prospects. There are regular opportunities to move into roles that influence and shape the direction of a school or early childhood service. Our program ensures graduates have the capabilities and confidence to move into leadership positions and make a difference.


To work in Australian early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to eight years, graduates can apply for provisional registration with Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). They are also eligible to apply for provisional registration as an early childhood teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

This program also benefits other career paths in government (policy reform), research and community roles including:

  • children’s services coordination
  • youth health and wellbeing
  • assessment and evaluation
  • quality regulation and assessment

Industry connections

You will develop connections with community and industry that will open doors to an outstanding future through your studies and placements.

Research pathways

Graduates interested in pursuing a research pathway, can apply for the Master of Education (Research) which provides research training experience for potential entry to the PhD-Education.

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) 2022 course is seeking reaccreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Once accredited, graduates can apply for registration to teach in schools and early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to five years. Please note: The Master of Teaching courses offered prior to 2022 are accredited.

*Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018-2020

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.