Course details

CRICOS course code: 075101G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Gain a globally recognised qualification to teach children in the most critical years of their development and growth.

RMIT’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) equips you with the skills and qualifications you need to teach in early childhood settings across Australia and overseas.

This degree is designed to give aspiring teachers practical skills and deep knowledge about how young children learn and develop.

What you will gain through this degree

In this course, 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.

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

Why choose a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at RMIT?

Our 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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,760 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
4 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083

Entry criteria

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.

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

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 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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