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Our Education Department offers both vocational and higher education courses in a supportive and flexible environment.

We believe that education is empowering and want to see you benefit from any education experience, particularly if that experience leads you on to higher education.

Expert training in industry-standard facilities

Melbourne Polytechnic's Education teaching team have diverse backgrounds, experience and expertise that supports informative and robust programs.

You will get real life experience in our practical room facilities and through industry placements.

If you are interested in the educational development of children and would like to be qualified as an early years specialist (birth to eight years) or want a qualification that allows you to work in primary schools and kindergartens, the Early Years program is an ideal learning pathway for you. We invite you to browse our Education courses below and look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne Polytechnic.

Course Enquiries

For information about our courses:

Phone: 03 9269 8400







Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This course is designed to develop your understanding of issues relevant to the children’s services sector and to enhance your practical skills needed to deliver high quality care and education to young children. You will learn first aid, how to care for babies and toddlers and how to support holistic development of children.

Certificate III in Education Support
This course provides you with comprehensive and high quality training if you would like to work with students with special needs. It is specifically designed for people who would like to work in schools assisting the teacher by providing extra literacy and numeracy support to students in the classroom.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Share your expertise with the world as a VET trainer. With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, you will be qualified to deliver the absolute latest in training and assessment services in the vocational education and training sector.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides students with the skills and knowledge to plan and operate educational programs for children based upon their skills and interests.

Associate Degree of Early Years Studies
Are you inspired to work with young children? Would you like to work as an educator (room leader) in a long day care setting or as a co-educator (assistant) in a kindergarten? If so, our Associate Degree of Early Years Studies is ideal for you.

Bachelor of Education (Early Years)
The Bachelor of Education provides you the expert pedagogical knowledge and classroom practice to succeed as an educator in the early childhood and primary setting.

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