Graduate Diploma of Education - Early Childhood

RMIT University

This program provides a combination of study areas addressing the specific knowledge acquisition, skills and attitudes necessary for success as an early childhood teacher. The program is designed to provide those interested in employment in the early childhood field with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become highly qualified practitioners. The program prepares students to develop innovative learning environments for young children. All students undertake 60 days of supervised teaching practice in a range of early childhood settings from birth to five years.

Course Fee:

Australian: $19,200
International: $24,960

Entry Requirements:

Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.


Subjects studied may include: Communities of Practice; Current Issues in Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Language and Literacy; Inclusive Practices (Early Childhood); Investigating in the Sciences (Early Childhood); Linking Theory and Practice: Theory Three to Eight Years; Researching Learning; Studying and Providing for Children Birth to Three Years.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood

Further information:

Graduates will be qualified to work as teachers in kindergartens, early learning and childcare centres and in other less-traditional educational settings. Graduates have the skills, knowledge and experience to work in private enterprise, government agencies and community services organisations.


Early Childhood Australia Inc (ECA Inc), the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Teacher - Early Childhood,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bundoora No info No Full time 1 year
Bundoora No info No Part time 2 years
Bundoora No info No Online

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

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  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

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At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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