Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Gain a globally recognised qualification to teach children in their most critical years of development and growth.
RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) will develop your understanding of how young children learn the skills they need for life.
This program is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree and now wish to teach in the early childhood field.
Online study and flexibility
You can complete this entire program online, allowing you to study while managing other personal and professional commitments.
What you will gain through this program
Graduates of this program will have a professional teaching qualification, allowing them to teach in all early childhood settings.
This degree will give you the confidence to link theories with practice and build on children’s creativity, problemsolving and innovation by using emerging technologies in curriculum design.
Why a Graduate Diploma in 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. Graduates are qualified to teach in all early childhood settings both in Australia and overseas.
RMIT programs combine hands-on experiences with leading research, exposing you to the rich and engaging tasks that are directly linked to the teaching profession.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years
Midyear places may be available for local students
We offer a blend of face-to-face and online classes to match your learning style.
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in industry placements so you can experience your future profession in early childhood settings, including early childhood centres.
We encourage you to become a lifelong learner so reflections and discussion inform part of your assessment.
You'll do a professional practice placement each semester, totalling 60 days of supervised teaching practice in a range of early childhood settings.
You can choose to do a rural or overseas placement. There's 1 placement available with children aged birth to 2 years, and 2 placements with children aged 3 to 5 years.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You'll be qualified to work as a teacher in kindergartens, early learning and childcare centres and in other less-traditional educational settings.
You'll have the skills, knowledge and experience to work in private enterprise, government agencies and community services organisations.
A degree in education doesn't just place you inside a classroom; it's a pathway into many industries. Find out more in the Beyond the Classroom video.
Possible job titles:
- early childhood teacher
- childcare worker
- educational officer
- educational policy officer
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates will be recognised as 4-year qualified early childhood teachers by Early Childhood Australia Inc (ECA Inc), the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
There have been recent changes in Commonwealth and Victoria Government policies. As of 1 April 2012, unless you can provide evidence that your first or primary language is English, if you wish to register to teach in Australia, graduates from accredited postgraduate programs who have not completed their undergraduate degree at an approved institution in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland WILL be required to provide evidence of an IELTS test and demonstrate achievement of an overall score of 7.5, with individual band scores no lower than 7.0 for reading and writing and 8.0 for speaking and listening.
For further information, please contact Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority or Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for information on registration requirements.
Teaching is a globally transferable qualification that will always be in demand.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Dina Cerantola, Program Administrative Officer
Tel. + 61 3 9925 7870
Program and course information
Build a career with meaning
Make an impact in the lives of children in their early developmental years. Discover how your passion for education can lead to a career that shapes the lives of others.