Become a fully qualified Early Childhood teacher in preschool for just one year! Gain a competitive edge through a career in Early Childhood Education!

Australia is well-known for its Education, with good career prospects for teachers and a great income. It is a highly respected profession. At the same time, teachers are one of the occupations Australia needs to fill skill shortages, especially preschool teachers. In the Education sector, only Preschool Education (Early Childhood) and Secondary Education (Secondary Teaching) are on the Skilled occupation list (SOL). Graduates with bilingual (Mandarin and English) ability are highly sort after!


Early Childhood Education Introduction


Early Childhood Education is an important phase for children’s development. In this stage, children not only begin to learn but also explore their intelligence and skills. In Australia, the government has set up high standards for kindergartens.


Duties of Early Childhood Teachers

Prepare a learning plan and establish a good educational environment for children.  In addition, preschool teachers need to meet parents regularly and participate in school events.


Career Prospects of Early Childhood Teachers


In-demand skills

According to the statistic of OpenColleges, Early Childhood Educators gain slightly to 152,900 people by 2019, the Early Childhood Education sector is expected to increase 16% in the next five years.

High Paying Job

In general, the starting salary of junior teachers is between A$40,000 and A$50,000. After a few years, their income gradually grows from A$50,000 to A$80,000 depending on their employer. In Australia, government offers higher endowment insurance than other occupations.


Australian teaching qualifications are highly recognised globally by China, the United States of Ameica, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. An Early Childhood Teaching career can be considered as a prospective career worldwide!


Skills Assessment for Early Childhood Teacher

If students want to migrate to Australia as an Early Childhood Teacher, they must complete the Skills Assessment via AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership), which is the authority of Migration Skills Assessment. Only students who study relevant degrees can apply for Skills Assessment with AITSL. After this,  successful students may be able to migrate to Australia.


Next, let’s look at some courses in Australia that are recognised by AITSL.



RMIT University

The School of Education at RMIT University utilise the best teaching techniques and practices for training students. During the course, they gain an abundance of practical experience through vibrant education environments. RMIT University is famous for its high-quality education, training and environment.



Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education


CRICOS: 0100711

Duration: 1 year (full-time)

Intakes: February, July

Admission :

The student must have completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline
English requirements:

IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 6.5)

Course structure:

This program will help students to develop relevant knowledge and skills you need to become a qualified teacher in Early Childhood Education, educating infants, toddlers and young children, from birth to five years. The course is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Career outcome: After completing this postgraduate diploma, students will be eligible to teach in Early Childhood Education settings in both Australia and overseas.



Victoria University


The world-class teaching quality of Victoria University is recognised globally. Through this one-year Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, graduates could become effective Early Childhood teachers in preschool.


Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education


CRICOS: 0101340

Duration : 1 year

Intakes: February, July

Admission: Completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).

English requirements: IELTS: Overall 7.0 with Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5, Speaking 7.5

Course structure :

During the course, students will learn to interact with children from birth to 5 years old, and establish a firm foundation through combine theory and practical experience in the Education sector. This program is ACECQA accredited and is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for teaching registration in Victoria.


Career outcome: Public or private kindergarten, Preschool education center, Child Care Center in Victoria, Australia


Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is dedicated to fostering outstanding students in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education. The Early Childhood Education of SCU will offer internship opportunities and professional courses.


Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood)


CRICOS: 102984F

Duration: 1 year

Intakes: March, July

English requirements: Minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.5)

Course structure:

The course covers fields of Early Childhood Education and Care, theory, principles and practices which help the learning and development of children. Students also undertake 60 days of professional placement in early childhood settings. The University has accreditation for this course from ACECQA.

Career outcome: Kindergarten teachers (preschool), Early Childhood Educators


If you would like to know more information about the potential migration pathways,  Please visit AMET official website. You may have some general ideas such as how to meet the requirement of the skill assessment and how to choose a suitable course in accordance of your demands. Please follow the instruction below:


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migration pathway

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