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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Play a vital role in assisting the next generation to grow and learn.
This program is designed for primary teachers who now want to be trained in early childhood teaching. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities specific to early childhood, enabling you to teach in kindergartens, early learning centres and childcare settings.
Develop your understanding of how young children learn the skills they need for life. Learn how early childhood teachers link theories with practice and build on children’s creativity, problem solving and innovations by employing emerging technologies in curriculum design.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching and learning approaches, including:
- interactive seminars
- self-directed research
- group-based learning
- reflection on visual materials
- online discussions.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments. In order to be a lifelong learner, you must be able to evaluate your own work. To support this, some group work may be peer-assessed.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You’ll have a professional practice placement each semester. You’ll undertake 45 days of supervised teaching practice in a range of early childhood settings, managed in 2 placements of 20 and 25 days. There is 1 placement with children from birth to 2 years and 1 placement with children from 3 to 5 years. Some students may also select rural or overseas placements.
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 an early childhood teacher.
Graduates work in a variety of traditional and non-traditional early childhood educational settings. As a graduate, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and capabilities to work effectively as a teacher in kindergartens and childcare settings as well as in private enterprise, government agencies and community service organisations.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates will be recognised as 4-year qualified early childhood teachers by Early Childhood Australia Inc (ECA Inc), Department of Human Services (DHS) and 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 Administration Officer
Tel. +61 3 9925 7870