Introduction

A child’s early years is a time of rapid growth and development. Early relationships, interactions and experiences provide the foundations for everything that follows – school, work, and life. This is why early childhood teachers make a significant and lasting contribution to a child’s education and lifelong learning.  

According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook (December 2019), the number of teachers required in Early Childhood Education and Care services is expected to grow nationally by 22% between 2018 and 2023.  

In this course, you will be supported by specialist Early Childhood academics and you will experience real-world opportunities. 

Why study for Early Childhood Education in Australia?

  1. Top Rankings

Australian universities are well-known for their teaching quality, and their qualifications are recognised worldwide. According to QS Ranking 2021, there are 10 universities listed among the world’s Top 100 in the Education discipline. 

  1. No specific educational background needed

If you are a high school graduate, you can either start with a Diploma course and study your way into a Bachelor’s degree, or you can use your final high school examination results to apply for a Bachelor’s course. 

If you have any Bachelor’s degree, doing a Teaching (Early Childhood) Master’s degree often requires no background in Education. Simply ask us for more information! 

  1. Multiple Start Dates

Australian universities normally have 2 intakes each year which makes it more flexible for international students to commence their program based on their individual situation. 

  1. Post-Study Work Visa

By studying 2 years or more in a higher education Teaching (Early Childhood) degree, students will be eligible for a 2-4-year Post-study Work Visa. Graduates can utilise these visa opportunities to get more work experience, and prepare for their future migration options.

Career outcomes after graduation

  • Early Childhood Teacher 
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Preschool Teacher 

Course Options

Vocational Level (VET) 

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

Bachelor’s Level  

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 

Master’s Level 

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Entry Requirements

  • For the Diploma course, normally applicants are required to have completed Year 12 or equivalent and attained IELTS 5.5   
  • For the Bachelor’s course, normally applicants are required to have completed Year 12 or a Diploma course and attained IELTS 6.5 (Note: some schools require IELTS 7.5) 
  • For the Master’s course, normally applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree and attained IELTS 7.5  

School Recommendations

Bachelor’s Level  

  • QUT – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Griffith – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 
  • CQU – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 
  • USC – Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 

Master’s Level 

  • QUT – Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) 
  • Western Sydney – Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/ Birth-12 Years) 
  • Deakin University – Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) 
  • Monash – Master of Teaching (Early Years Education) 
  • University of Melbourne – Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • University of South Australia – Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Interested in studying Early Childhood Education in Australia?

Contact SOL Edu today for free counselling, and a free application process!