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​Whether you are already an early childhood educator or just starting out your early childhood career, a degree will extend your current skills so you can become a leader in the early childhood and care sector and broaden your employment opportunities.

Are you a primary school teacher?

The Early childhood ​teacher bridging program can help you fast-track your career to becoming an approved early childhood teacher within 6 to 12 months.


Early childhood teaching qualification

With a teaching degree, you'll have a nationally recognised qualification in early childhood education and care that lets you work as an early childhood teacher in a range of services, including kindergarten, long day care and primary school.

You get access to more job opportunities and choices in your teaching career, including where you'd like to teach (closer to home maybe).

You can also work in different early childhood settings, such as large, privately owned organisations, community based, or not-for-profit services, or services on school grounds.

As a degree qualified educator, you will:

  • work directly with children and their families
  • lead and deliver educational programs in a Kindergarten setting
  • supervise, mentor and coach other educators
  • manage an outside school hours care service or other service types
  • ensure compliance with policies and legislation.

T​he National Quality Framework means your approved early childhood qualification will be recognised Australia-wide.

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Want to progress your career?

Leadership, management and support roles in early childhood are often held by qualified and experienced early childhood educators and teachers.

You can enhance your skills by participating in professional development provided by a range of educational and industry groups, and further study can give you the flexibility and scope to move within the sector.

Read more about leadership, management and support roles in the early childhood sector.

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Last updated
20 June 2018
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