If you want to join the next generation of innovative educators, we are here to support your learning journey and take your career forward in the education field.

If you don’t yet meet the entry requirements to get into your chosen Education course, we'll get you where you need to be with our study pathways, with guaranteed entry into the second year of your Bachelor degree on completion of the Diploma.

Our education pathways span early childhood, youth work, teacher education and human services.

Early childhood education

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education if you have successfully completed:

VU student-turned-teacher, Sam Dang followed a flexible pathway from diploma to postgraduate study and now encourages his students to ‘dream big’ too.

"VU offers a lot of hands-on practical experience in the teaching profession."

Education P–12

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education (P-12) if you have successfully completed:

  • Diploma of Education Studies (with up to a year (96 credit points) granted) with a minimum distinction average and met all other selection requirements, including successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy and CASPer tests.

Education studies

Bachelor of Education Studies

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education Studies if you have successfully completed:

Diploma of Education Studies

You are guaranteed entry into the Diploma of Education Studies if you have successfully completed:

Stephanie Dossis wanted to study teaching but just missed out on the ATAR score she needed. Fortunately, VU's Bachelor of Education Studies is giving her an alternative path to become a teacher.

“It’s very exciting that my dream is still alive — I love teaching and to have the opportunity to do that from 2022 onwards is a thrill.”

Youth work

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Youth Work if you have successfully completed:

We encourage you to apply for additional advanced standing if you have employment experience in youth work, or have successfully completed additional studies such as:

Samantha Madden pathwayed from a certificate to a diploma and then into the Bachelor of Youth Work.

"I left school in year 10 and doubted I would be able to get to where I wanted in life. VU helped me realise when there is a will, there is a way."

Youth work / sport management

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Youth Work / Bachelor of Sport Management if you have successfully completed:

We encourage you to apply for additional advanced standing if you have employment experience in youth work, or have successfully completed additional studies such as: