Help lay the foundations for our future leaders to thrive with an early childhood education degree from Swinburne. You’ll learn with the latest tools, frameworks and innovations, alongside on-the-job experience in a classroom.

With an early childhood teaching qualification, you’ll learn the skills you need to effectively engage with children while creating and implementing a curriculum to develop their young minds.

With workplace experience, a primary school teaching course won’t just teach you the theory — you’ll put it into practice. You’ll learn how to continually innovate as a kindergarten or primary school teacher, and implement new education methods to ensure your own learning never stops.

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Did you know that not all unis are created equal? Some are ancient and made of bluestone, others are all about theory. At Swinburne, you won't just study the field you want to work in, you'll practice the work you'll do when you score your dream job. 

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  • "As an international student, I chose a university that has an inclusive culture, delivers consistent quality teaching and offers exceptional educational and technological facilities. For years, it’s been my passion to help children thrive through education. Studying at Swinburne is helping me achieve my goal of becoming a kindergarten teacher."

    Winchell , Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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    How to become a teacher

    As a teacher, you have the opportunity to shape the minds of the next generation of Australians — making it an extremely rewarding career path. Learn how to become a teacher and succeed in the education industry.

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