Early childhood education

Nurture and energise early learners

Why study early childhood education online?

Apply your early childhood education studies to create and manage learning environments for growing minds. Get to grips with lesson planning, classroom management, special education and digital literacy.

Funnel your experiences into a teaching career, or work as a child care coordinator, education administrator or policy development officer. Enjoy practical learning through time in the classroom as you undertake a professional placement.

Studying online means that you can work in your learning around what you’re doing, whether you’re already working in early childhood education and looking to add a qualification to help boost your career or pursuing a long-held passion.


  • Understand how to meet the varying needs of the developing learner.
  • Choose appropriate technology and aids to help educate and inspire students.
  • Learn to interpret and apply new research findings to your teaching practice.


  • Take a creative approach to teaching,  learning and assessment.
  • Work collaboratively with team members, parents and support groups.
  • Respect and engage with the diverse needs of students and communities.

Why study online through OUA?

Find the right course for you

We can guide you in your selection from 300+ degrees, and 1,640+ subjects, from leading Australian unis.

Start studying, regardless of history

We offer single undergraduate subjects from full degrees without any entry requirements.

Gain credit towards your degree

Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish faster.

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Enrol through us, and graduate with exactly the same university degree as on-campus students.

Feel supported from start to finish

Our student advisors can guide you in the right direction and help with your enrolment.

Get going with OUA

Compare and apply

We’ll help you find the right course for you. Our student advisors are ready to answer your questions.

Work out your finances

During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

Get credit for your success

We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. Choose to take a single subject, or combine your work as part of a degree.

We're here to help

Our student advisors can assist you with your enrolment, help you plan your studies and answer any questions about how studying through OUA works.