This degree is no longer offered. You may be interested in other courses in Early childhood education

Victoria University logo

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Postgraduate | VIC-ECE-GDI | 2024

Launch a rewarding and in-demand preschool teaching career

Get ready to teach in preschools, kindergartens, and early childhood centres. You’ll study child development, literacy, and curriculum. Advocate for inclusion and equity. Learn in 4-week blocks and complete 60 days of professional experience.

Study method
100% online study with practicum placement
100% online
Credit available
1 year full time or part time equivalent
Total subjects

Price from
Available loans
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
CSP available

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

About this degree

Entry requirements

Study method requirements

Career opportunities

Childcare job openings are expecting massive growth.

Thanks to the essential experience you’ll get from teaching early-childhood settings during your placement, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate.

With an ACECQA approved early-childhood teacher qualification, our graduates can find employment in:

  • public or private kindergartens (preschool)
  • long-day-care centres
  • early-childhood centres in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Interstate applicants should check with their state’s relevant teaching registration board or authority to see if their state requires early-childhood teacher registration and accepts this qualification.

Professional recognition

This course is Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) accredited and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for teaching registration in Victoria. It is not necessarily recognised in other states and territories in Australia.

Career outlook

Child Care Centre Managers:
$75K to $93K
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers:
$75K to $93K

Download your course guide

What's inside the guide?

  • Degree structure
  • Subject start dates (core & elective)
  • Entry requirements

Complete your details to access the instant download.

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to:

Create an account