Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

GD-ECTEA Postgraduate Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

The Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching prepares you to follow your passions in nurturing children’s learning and development in their early years (birth to 5 years).

As a pre-service teacher, you’ll learn how to create engaging and supportive learning environments.

You’ll deepen your knowledge of the early childhood curriculum and develop essential communication skills to collaborate effectively with children, their families and community across a diverse range of early childhood settings.

Get paid professional experience

At Swinburne, you’ll have the opportunity to get real industry experience with every core unit comes an embedded placement. You may also choose to work casually at childcare centres or preschools outside of your placements.

You’ll also have opportunities to go on paid internships, and enlist in paid casual relief teaching pools.

Once you graduate

Graduate as a confident and effective early childhood educator, ready for a rewarding career positively impacting children beginning their learning journey.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

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Applications to begin midyear are now open. Are you ready to stop feeling undervalued? To stop pretending to be happy? To stop dreaming small? Apply now


1 Year/s


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A$30040 (annual for 2023)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.