School of Education

Vijaya L Tatineni

Position: Lecturer
Study area: Education
Location: Mt Helen Campus T Building Room 218
Phone: 5327 6861


Post Graduate Diploma in Education - Massey University, New Zealand - 2002
Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Massey University, New Zealand - 1998
Bachelor Education Science and English - Anna University, India - 1992
Master of Science - Madras University, India - 1978
Bachelor of Science - Madras University, India - 1975



Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)


  • Diversity: Children, Family and Community (EDECE 2011)
  • Teacher as Leader (EDECE 3014)
  • Teacher as Advocate (EDECE 3012)


Vijaya worked in India as an Early Childhood teacher, Manager and Owner of Preschool. Vijaya migrated to New Zealand, retrained at Massey University in Te Whariki then worked as a teacher and head teacher in kindergartens in Wellington and tertiary teaching with distance education.

Vijaya has lectured at FedUni since 2013

Areas of expertise

Diversity and working with children from other cultures.

Research interests

Engaging Indian children in early childhood settings in Melbourne.


Leadership in Early childhood educators


  • Multicultural Ambassador representing India to the City of Ballarat
  • Committee Member of the Indian Association- Women's Wing