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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • ID:CI610022
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$12,780.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,610.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$363.33
  • TuitionFee/Year:$12,780.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$18,610.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$363.33

* material and student services fees

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Australian Year 12 (VCE or equivalent) or international equivalent qualification.

English requirement

IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.

Other requirement

Police and Working with Children checks (obtained in Australia).

Course Information

Progress your career in early childhood education and care with advanced skills in planning and management

When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you’ll be able to work at a senior level in a variety of children’s service environments. This course is based on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework and has an emphasis on play-based learning.

Throughout the program, you’ll learn more about best practice and quality assurance, planning for children with additional needs, networking, effective communication, family partnerships, childhood development (aesthetic, creative, physical), music programs, and health and safety.

Please contact the International Office on +61 3 95212 5040 prior to applying for this course.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

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Study units

  • Unit Description

  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Promote children’s agency

  • Nurture creativity in children

  • Analyse information to inform learning

  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

We have direct pathway agreements to the following La Trobe University degrees:

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care -> Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care ->Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care or, Bachelor of Education (Primary) 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • early childhood centre educator

  • occasional care coordinator

  • nanny

  • family day care coordinator

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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