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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:HI610015
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A Year 11 pass or the overseas equivalent.

  • Students must be 17 at the time of Diploma commencement.

  • Prior to the first scheduled practicum students are required to provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).

  • Recognition of prior learning: You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

English Requirements

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.

Course Information

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for educators who are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood education and care programs.

As a graduate, you will have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, and this may also lead to employment as a children's services director or coordinator.

If you have already completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be able to complete this diploma in one year instead of 1.5 years.

After successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore a career in a wide range of children's services.

CRICOS 086366C

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Course structure

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.

A practical placement in a registered, education and care service is a mandatory component of the qualification.


  • Maintain work health and safety

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

  • Ensure the health and safety of children

  • Provide care for babies and toddlers

  • Provide care for children

  • Develop cultural competence

  • Work with diverse people

  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

  • Work legally and ethically

  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

  • Support behaviour of children and young people

  • Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • Support children to connect with their world

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

  • Analyse information to inform learning

  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

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

  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

  • Promote children's agency

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

  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations

  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

  • Nurture creativity in children

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study:

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities, include:

  • early childhood educator

  • out of school hours educator or coordinator

  • family day care operator

  • educational leader

  • early childhood service director or coordinator

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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