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(Equivalent to 1st Year of Master)

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Graduate Diploma of

Early Childhood Education

  • Duration: 1 Year

  • Tuition Fee: starting from only $22,750

  • Initial Deposit: starting from only $7,750

  • Highly in-demand occupation across Australia

Graduate Diploma is a course equivalent to 1st Year of Masters.

Upon completing this course, you will acquire recognized qualification and practical skills in care and organize learning activities for children. The focus of the course is on play-based learning method, which means you will learn how to educate and stimulate children’s development while letting them play.

*English requirement can be waived if for recent Bachelor/Master graduates from Australia.

Career outcome: A Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education equips graduates with a compassionate nature to become a teacher. Not only in the teaching industry, but you will also have exposure to government agencies and the private sector focused on child development. Early childhood teachers play a massive role in shaping a child’s values. Getting qualified to be an early childhood course will not only increase your chance of employability but also will give you an opportunity to help society.

  • Early Childhood Teacher

  • Kindergarten Teacher

  • Early Childhood Service Manager

  • Community Service Manager

  • Welfare Manager

Migration Skills Assessment

Criterion 1 : Qualifications

  • Completion of a minimum of 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) level study that results in qualification/s.

  • At least 1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education level study of Early Childhood  Teacher initial teacher education

Criterion 2 : English Language Proficiency

Option 1

Completion of at least 4 full years of study (or part-time equivalent) in higher education (university) in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America resulting in qualification/s comparable to the educational level of an Australian Bachelor degree or higher.

Option 2

An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows a score of

  • at least 7.0 for both Reading and Writing; and,

  • a score of at least 8.0 for both Speaking and Listening.

The IELTS test must be undertaken during the 24 month period prior to submitting an application.

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Federal and State Government boosts for Early Childhood Sector
The Federal as well as the state Governments has already taken necessary steps to boost the early childhood sector, to retain skilled employees and to attract new workforce to this field. Australia’s early childhood education and care sector has grown by more than 14,000 workers since May 2022, with a further 123,000 additional educators and teachers in the training pipeline. A lot of these workforce shortage have been met and will be met in future with Skilled Migrants. 

The first payments under the Federal Government’s $72.4 million Early Childhood Education Workforce package are being made, helping to retain the existing highly skilled early learning workforce.


More than 1,200 early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have already received payments to support professional development and training opportunities for more than 15,000 educators.

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