What will I learn?

Become a confident and qualified early childhood teacher with Federation University.

You may be working in the early childhood field and want to upskill, straight out of school or changing careers. You will discover how young children learn and how you can develop and support their learnings in these critical early years. This is a hands-on course that will get you into the classroom for a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement so you can put into practice what you have learnt. You will develop the skills to teach in a variety of early education settings which may include kindergartens, pre-schools and long day care centres, including those in special needs settings.

A range of scholarships from the Victorian Department of Education and Training are available to help support your dream of a becoming an early childhood teacher, especially if you’re a regional student.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a pathway into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education). You may receive 1 year of credit (120 credit points) through this pathway.

Career Opportunities

  • Day care educator
  • Early childhood educator
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Preschool teacher

Which department am I in?

School of Education

CRICOS

102485C

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,600.00 (US$ 17,262) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,600.00 (US$ 17,262) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Berwick Campus

72-100 Clyde Road,

Victoria,

3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses; or overseas equivalent.

English language requirement

Overall IELTS band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent English language test or Successful completion of a relevant Australian diploma within the past two years with the proviso that students must prove they meet the English language requirement as determined by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) to be eligible for registration. TOEFL iBT: 79-93 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 58 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 176 (no band less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Gordon
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About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning

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