Bachelor of Education (Early Years)

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 090769E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Australia’s demand for high quality teachers is growing as our population and education system expand. With an estimated 93,000 job openings predicted for primary teachers in the next five years, this is an ideal time to pursue a career where your skills are constantly in demand. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Education (Early Years) will provide you with the skills and qualifications to work in early childhood education, from kindergarten through to primary school teaching. You’ll work closely with young children, develop their core skills and competencies and promote healthy development early on in their education. Teaching is a career where you can make a real difference to young lives.

Purposeful and authentic learning

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Education (Early Years) focuses on the early years of learning and teaching from preschool through to primary school. We have a strong emphasis on experiential and applied learning approaches, encouraging authentic engagement from students, teachers and lecturers alike. Melbourne Polytechnic developed this course in response to recent government studies into early childhood education to ensure that you’re incorporating the latest evidence-based research in the field. You will participate in a holistic and integrated program through a mix of on-campus learning in Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated early childhood education facilities. Your professional placement includes an embedded practical component of 125 days placement in child care, kindergarten and primary school settings. Our experienced academics are experts in their field and will focus on supporting you to develop and share your own professional voice and practice.

A great start to a meaningful career

This degree has a strong employment success rate. It is approved by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)and the Victorian Institute of Teaching against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. You will be qualified to work in early childhood education, across kindergartens and childcare through to primary teaching at public or private educational institutions. You may also pursue postgraduate study to progress your career, facilitated by further study and experience, for senior or specialised roles.

Personal Attributes and Selection

The Bachelor of Education, Early Years, has designed selection criteria and an interview process to ensure that applicants can clearly demonstrate both academic and non-academic competencies needed for effective teacher practice. These are in accordance with the Victorian Selection Frameworks (VSF), and take into consideration both academic and non-academic attributes. The program is committed to assessing an applicant’s whole of study experience, life experience and aptitude for teaching and learning. The one on one interview with an academic within the program will assess a candidates personal attributes.


Where will this take me

This qualification will allow you to apply for dual registration (Kindergarten and Primary) with the VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching). You can also work as an educator (room leader) in a long day care children’s service or as a co-educator (assistant) in kindergarten

  • Day Care Worker
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Educator
  • Kindergarten Program Worker
  • Education Assistant
  • Childcare Centre Room Leader
  • Childcare Centre Coordinator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Primary School Assistant
  • Kindergarten Co-Educator

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,676 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 9,338
03 Oct 2022 4 years
Full time
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072

Entry criteria

Successful completion of Year 12 or relevant industry or life experience.

Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5. TOEFL iBT: 64 overall Writing: 21; Speaking: 18; Reading: 13; Listening: 12, Pearson Global Scale of English: – PTE Academic: 50 overall communicative skills: 42, Cambridge English Scale (- Cambridge: First (FCE), - Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), - Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 169 overall individual bands: 162, Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 3 ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2+


Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
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