Expert training solutions

MEGT Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a specialist provider of nationally accredited qualifications.

Our industry experienced trainers, flexible training programs, career assistance and strong industry connections will help you build a successful career.

We offer training in:

Early Childhood Education and Care – international students only

At our CBD campuses in Melbourne and Sydney, we offer international students practical training and work placement support to get you well on the way to a rewarding career in early childhood education and care.

University Pathways

MEGT Institute has ongoing relationships with a number of universities and private colleges, and you may be granted credit points or exemptions towards a bachelor degree when you study with us. Contact us directly to learn about your potential university pathway options.

Study childcare in Australia at MEGT Institute.

Studying at MEGT is the perfect way to enjoy everything Australia has to offer while you gain an accredited qualification. We are a well-established Australian training provider, with campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.

We offer the following courses to international students:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III and Diploma Package (CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care)

Our experienced trainers, work placement support, and network of Australian childcare providers can help you succeed in this growing and rewarding industry.

On campus

Our Melbourne and Sydney Campuses are centrally located in the heart of each CBD, with public transport, cafes, restaurants and shops all close by.

Both of our campuses have:

  • Student common rooms with free Wi-Fi
  • New computer rooms with plenty of computers available for students
  • Onsite kitchen and dining facilities

Monthly social events organised by our Student Services team give you the opportunity to meet other students, make friends, share your learning experiences and explore your new city.
In Australia

Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world. Many international students choose to study here because of the cultural diversity, friendly laid-back people, excellent education system and high standard of living.

The future is bright for childcare workers in Australia! As demand by working parents grows, the number of available childcare jobs in Australia continues to increase.

The Australian Government operates an Overseas Student Program (OSP) that enables people who are not a New Zealand citizen, an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident to apply for a student visa and study in Australia.

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for making decisions on student visa applications and administering the Student Visa Program and other immigration-related legislation.

The provision of education to international students is regulated by the Department of Education through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework. The department have made available a brief overview of the ESOS Framework, including the rights and responsibilities of international students.

While you study

Studying on campus means you’ll get to share the experience with like-minded students and gain confidence, support, and valuable hands-on experience.

We offer our international students weekly English support classes through our English-language college ABILITY English. We can also design personalised English-progression study plans for students who package ABILITY English and Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications.

In the childcare industry

To graduate with an Australian Early Childhood Education and Care qualification, you must undertake work placement while you study.

We are one of the few Australian colleges with a dedicated full-time staff member to help you find and organise your work placement. We’ll provide you with detailed information to prepare you for your work experience and your trainer will visit you on-the-job during your placement for additional support.

Our course timetables are structured around common Early Childhood Education and Care working hours, so you can gain experience working in the childcare industry while studying.  Some of our course components are also delivered online for greater flexibility.

After you graduate

We work with over 600 childcare centres across Australia and we have a strong industry-wide reputation for quality childcare graduates. Over 90% of our graduates gain employment through our extensive childcare centre network and career assistance.

We are often approached by employers for graduates directly from the college and recruitment companies regularly hold sessions on our campuses to find jobs for our students in the childcare industry. Many of our past students are now even managing Australian childcare centres!

Course Intake and Fees

Course CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Packaged Courses: Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care For students with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Intake 30 Jan 2017

24 Apr 2017

17 Jul 2017

9 Oct 2017

30 Jan 2017

24 Apr 2017

17 Jul 2017

9 Oct 2017

30 Jan 2017

24 Apr 2017

17 Jul 2017

9 Oct 2017

6 Mar 2017

29 May 2017

21 Aug 2017

13 Nov 2017

Duration 33 weeks (25 weeks of tuition and up to 8 break weeks) 90 weeks (70 weeks of tuition and up to 20 break weeks) 102 weeks (80 weeks of tuition and up to 22 break weeks) 73 weeks (55 weeks of tuition and up to 18 break weeks if the Common Core units have been completed)
Fees $6,130 $16,630 $18,930 $13,180