Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Description

This qualification covers workers in early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so, they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. In most states it is the highest qualification required as a director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.

Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements:

  • You must hold CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • You must be able to obtain working with children’s check

To successfully complete this course you we recommend that you:

  • are at least 18 Years old and have completed year 9 or equivalent before starting this course
  • have sound language and literacy skills
  • are able to access a computer or tablet with a stable internet connection
Possible Career Outcomes:
  • authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • children’s services coordinator
  • centre manager (children’s services)
  • director/manager (children’s services)
  • early childhood educator
  • group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • program leader (children’s services)
  • child development worker
  • early childhood educator
Course Delivery Structure:

Study Mode – Self-paced Online

This program is delivered over a maximum period of 30 weeks.

Please note:

  • You are required to complete 280 hours of vocational placement
  • You will be a total of 12 months to complete this course
Course Structure:

UNITS OF COMPETENCIES (12 Core, 3 Electives)

No Unit Code and Name
1 BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
2 CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
3 CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
4 CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
5 CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
6 CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
7 CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
8 CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
9 CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
10 CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
11 CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
12 CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCECE051 Promote equity in access to the service
2 CHCECE052 Plan service and supports for children and families
3 CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Please note the choice of electives may be different.

Fee Structure:

Fee-Paying Applicants:

$110 x 15 Units = $1650 (45% discount – reduced from $3000 for a limited time)

Total: $1650

Please note:

  • A payment plan is available
  • No fee associated with Credit Transfers

All Aged and Disabled Carers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 175,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a government subsidy?

No you can’t. We are not approved to deliver this course under any government subsidised program at the moment.

Who will organise my vocational placement?

If you’re already employed in the relevant industry then we may be able to use your current and previous work hours as placement hours. If not, we will organise your vocational placement when you’re ready to do so.

Do you guarantee a job?

No, we do not guarantee a job. However, there is a huge demand for workers in this industry and it is likely that you will secure employment.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The course is delivered in 30 weeks. However, the duration will change depending on the speed at which you’re completing assessments and your vocational placement.

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