Early Childhood education courses in Australia

Distinguish ‘Teaching’ and ‘education’ course in Early childhood in Australia

If students have a background in Education and wish to further your education related knowledge or work in educational research/management/administration in the future, you may consider applying for education related courses.

If students want to study Australian early Childhood education, get the vocational qualification certification recognized by Australia, and then work in Australia for a long time or apply for immigration, you should choose the courses of Teaching in Early Childhood.

Therefore, Teaching Qualification obtained after graduation is called Teaching Qualification. The main purpose of teaching qualification is to train students to become registered teachers in Australia and to teach in Australian schools after graduation.

Study pathways

Popular courses for international student include:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Teaching (Birth to 5-year)
  • Master of Education (Early Childhood)

For students who do not complete a four-year bachelor’s degree in early childhood study, they are required to reach IELTS 7.5 (listening and speaking 8.0).

Since the completion of more than 3 years of degree courses + 1 year of Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood in Australia meets the requirements for exemption from IELTS, it is recommended to apply for GD program for 1 year.

The following options are recommended:

  • Option 1: 485 graduate working visa

If you apply for the 485 graduate visa after graduation, you can get a total of 2 years of work duration + 0.05-1 year of visa writing period. During the 485 visa, you can finish the GD course, then complete the skill assessment.

  • Option 2: 500 student visa

After graduate, student can apply for a 2-years student visa (GD course +Master package). Student who do not major in early childhood undergraduate can be exemption from the IELTS 788 and 3-years bachelor of early childhood.

Highly Recommend This Course

  • Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is an Australian public university with main campuses on the Gold Coast and in Sydney. Currently, the university is world-renowned for its diverse research centers and offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs, divided into six colleges, two secondary schools and nine research centers. The university is ranked 751-800 in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood):

Duration: 1 year full-time

Location: Gold Coast, Online

Start date: March, July, October

Entry requirements:

To meet the minimum English language requirement, IELTS overall 6.5, each score 6.5;

Completed senior secondary study equivalent of Australian Year 12 or have completed at least one year of full-time study at AQF diploma equivalent or higher.

  • RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is an Australian public research university located at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the University is rated as a five-star university, ranking 206th, including 15th in the world for art and design. It is also one of the few Australian universities to have campuses in other Asian and European countries.

Duration: 1 year full-time

Location: Bundoora

Start date: February, July

Entry requirements:

Completed an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent overseas qualification in any discipline;

IELTS (Academic) minimum over band of 7.0 with no individual band below 6.5, or TOEFL (Internet Based Test – IBT): minimum overall score of 94 (with minimum of 19 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing), or Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 65 (with no communication band less than 58), or C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency: minimum of 185 with no less than 176 in any component. 

  • Victoria University

The main campus of the University of Victoria is located in the Central Business district of Melbourne and the branch campus is in Sydney. It is a world-renowned university with a long history of humanities and leading the frontier of modern high technology. A number of UVIC programmes are accredited by professional industry bodies, including the Marketing Institute of Australia, the Australian Board of Nursing and Midwife Certification, CPA Australia, the Australian Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, etc.

Duration: 1 year full-time

Location: City campus, online

Start date: July, October

Entry requirements:

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent);

complete IELTS (Overall 7.0 with Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5, Speaking 7.5).

*Applicants with a minimum of a 3 year Bachelor’s degree from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland will not be required to complete IELTS.


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