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Teacher

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

As a degree-qualified early childhood teacher, you can:

  • work directly with children and their families
  • lead and deliver educational programs in a long day care or 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.

With an early childhood teaching degree, you will also have a qualification that is nationally recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). As an early childhood teacher you can work in a range of services, including long day care, kindergartens, including in kindergarten in state schools and ​outside school hours care.

Learn more about: Early childhood teaching qualifications and roles and qualifications.

Are you a primary school teacher?

The early childhood teacher bridging p​​rogram can help primary school teachers fast track their career to becoming an approved early childhood teacher within 6 to 12 months.

Want to progress your career?

Qualified and experienced early childhood teachers often hold leadership, management and support roles in early childhood.

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

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

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Last updated 24 December 2018