Course Description

As a Qualified Early Childhood professional, you can manage and motivate other staff and volunteers and put into practice programs you've created. You'll spend much of your time in this program in children's services, watching and learning from other professionals. Once you graduate, you can work in long day care centres, pre-school centres, family day care centres and more. You can even go on to study our Bachelor of Education (Birth - Year 6). The program is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work with children across a range of early childhood education settings. Diploma qualified educators provide education and care which enhances and supports the holistic development of infants and children up to the age of 12. They work closely with primary carers to foster optimum development for all children. Work in the early childhood field is both rewarding and demanding. This qualification is highly regarded within relevant industries and will allow you to work in a leadership role within the children's services field. You can study this program as a traineeship or as an on-campus program. Note that traineeship eligibility requires that you are employed as a trainee within the Early Childhood Care sector, and that you and your employer are able to enter into a training agreement. Areas of study include: Childhood development, family and diversity, health studies, play and curriculum studies, program planning.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 per year full-time, $32,874 total course cost


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Federation University Australia rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 52.8% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 72.2% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.5% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Federation University Australia. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Federation University Australia had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 77.3% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 3.2% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Entry Requirements