The big Vs combine on early childhood education

Victoria U and Vic Gov partner on 300 places in an early childhood teacher programme

The university will teach its Commonwealth funded three year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching in two, given diploma qualified teachers in the field course credit. And the state government will kick in $25 000 for ANZ citizens and Aus permanent residents, which they can use as they wish, although paying HECS/HELP debt for the on-load programme might strike some as a good idea. (Permanent residents need to pay up-front).

Classes are on-line, plus one Saturday a month at a location, hopefully in their local government area. Students with jobs in child care can do much of their placement/assessment activity at work.

The Victorian Government has committed to a subsidised pre-school place for all three-year olds.