Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100711

Level of study: Postgraduate


Based on Australia’s national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood teachers, this graduate diploma prepares you to enrich the minds and bodies of infants, toddlers and young children (aged birth to five years) in educational environments, designing and demonstrating high-quality learning experiences. As an early childhood teacher, you will support young learners and their families as advocates, enablers, custodians and thinkers; global citizens in yet-to-be-imagined futures.

On completing this diploma, you will become an innovative and attuned professional teacher with the knowledge, skills and experience to work in private enterprise, government agencies and community-based early childhood education settings locally and globally.

At the end of your studies, you’ll be qualified to teach in early childhood settings in Australia and hold transferable skills to work here and overseas.

This one-year intensive graduate diploma is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective teacher in early childhood education, educating infants, toddlers and young children, from birth to five years. Upon completion, you will be ready to begin a fulfilling career helping to shape children's relationships with education, and a love of lifelong learning.


Upon completion of this graduate diploma, you will be qualified to teach in early childhood education settings, both in Australia and overseas.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,720 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 6.5)
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)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 65 (with no communication band less than 58)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 185 with no less than 176 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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