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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 program is designed to give aspiring teachers practical skills and deep knowledge on how young children learn.
What you will gain through this program
In this program you will gain understanding about children’s creativity, develop problem solving skills and ability to innovate when planning quality curriculum to promote children’s learning.
Our professional placement program allows you to experience life in the classroom and build confidence in linking theories into practice.
Why a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at RMIT?
By choosing RMIT, you’ll be studying at an institution that has over 50 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in the area of teacher education.
Our programs 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 here and overseas.
4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time for graduates of the Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching and learning approaches, including:
- interactive seminars
- self-directed research
- group-based learning
- reflection on visual materials
- online discussions.
Class sizes are small so that you can develop a connection with fellow students and teachers.
This program utilizes a range of formative, summative and reflective assessment methods to evaluate learning. The aim of assessment is to develop pre-service teacher’ skills in critical thinking and reflective practice. Assessment components include formal assessments and informal self-assessments so that students can monitor their own learning. Assessment will be used to provide students with feedback on their progress.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will complete 80 days of supervised professional placement in different early childhood settings in the second, third and fourth years of the degree.
RMIT has an established reputation with many schools, communities and enterprises, which assists students in finding quality and rewarding professional placements.
Through these placements you will learn and develop your own teacher identity. These experiences involve problem-based learning and reflection on practice as you receive feedback from professional mentors.
Academics in the early childhood programs are strongly encouraged to maintain their linkages with industry and are active members of many key early childhood organisations both in Australia and in international forums.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
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 much sought after in the international school network.
The early childhood field also offers membership, work and networking possibilities in a range of peak organisations, ranging from publications to projects and consultations.
- early childhood teacher
- kindergarten teacher
- early learning centre manager
- pre-prep teacher
- preschool field officer.
All our early childhood qualifications are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Professional recognition and accreditation
As recognised 4-year qualified early childhood teachers, graduates can work in all fields of early childhood.
All our 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.
You have the opportunity to undertake international student exchange programs for a semester in Canada, England, the USA, Sweden and more.
There are also opportunities for students to complete alternative work placements in the Cook Islands, Nepal or in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
Teaching is a globally transferable qualification that will always be in demand.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Unit (EAO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Create a world of opportunities
Fuel your passion for teaching, and develop your skills to embark on a teaching career across many industries.