48 months
29760 AUD/year
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This Early Childhood Education program at RMIT University equips you with the skills and qualifications you need to teach in early childhood settings across Australia and overseas.   

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In the Early Childhood Education program at RMIT University , you will gain understanding about children’s creativity, develop problem solving skills and the ability to innovate when planning a quality curriculum to promote children’s learning.

The professional placement program allows you to experience life in the classroom and build confidence in linking theories into practice.

Courses combine hands-on experiences with leading research, exposing you to the rich and engaging tasks that are directly linked to the teaching profession.

Graduates are qualified to teach in all early childhood settings both in Australia and overseas.


New government initiatives to increase provision of early childhood services have ensured the availability of many exciting career paths.

As a 4-year trained teacher, you can work as a teacher or director in childcare, kindergarten, pre-prep and integrated services. There are also related early childhood positions in local councils and public organisations.

Management opportunities exist in family day care schemes, government support services, and in the private sector. Skilled early childhood teachers are also sought after in the international school network.

This field also offers membership, work and networking possibilities in a range of peak organisations, ranging from publications to projects and consultations.

As a trained teacher, you have the opportunity to work as:

  • an early childhood teacher
  • a kindergarten teacher
  • an early learning centre manager
  • a pre-prep teacher
  • a preschool field officer.

All our early childhood qualifications are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).


All the early childhood qualifications are accredited by the qualifications committee of Early Childhood Australia Inc. (Victorian Branch), which advises the accrediting bodies of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Play Based Learning (Birth to 8 Years)
  • Approaches to Child Development in Early Childhood
  • Languages and Literacies in Early Childhood 
  • Building Partnerships with Parents and Community 
  • Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Settings 
  • Linking Theory to Practice: Teaching Two to Eight Year Olds
  • Reflective Practice and Professional Development for Early Childhood Teachers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS provider number: 00122A 

  • You must have successfully completed two years of study in an Australian Bachelor Degree in  Education or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education (or equivalent overseas qualification).
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29760 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places  

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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