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

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • ID:VU610032
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must have previously completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and C.

English requirements

  • IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 55. Section scores no less than:
    • Listening: 9
    • Speaking: 16
    • Reading: 10
    • Writing: 18
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 42-49 (no section score less than 40)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 162. No individual band less than 154. 
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

Other requirements


Course Information

You’ll develop skills in providing activities and care to children, with an emphasis on play-based learning. You’ll learn to facilitate learning and play in order to enable children to achieve developmental outcomes.

This practical course will prepare you to enter a rewarding industry where you’ll provide education and care to children during their most influential years. It includes five work placements and a first aid course.

Upon completion, you will be a qualified early childhood educator with skills and knowledge in:

  • childhood development (aesthetic, creative, physical)
  • planning for children with additional needs
  • networking and family partnerships
  • first aid, health and safety.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This industry-focused diploma will prepare you for a rewarding and varied career in children’s services. With this nationally recognised qualification, you’ll be able to work at a high level in early childhood education and care. You’ll be confident to work in roles that require designing and developing curriculum and supervising staff.

Our graduates find work in preschools, childcare centres and family day care centres. Potential job titles include:

  • children's services coordinator
  • family day care coordinator
  • team leader or room leader in a service
  • early childhood educator
  • playgroup coordinator
  • assistant director of early childhood services
  • early childhood educator - team leader
  • reliever in early childhood programs
  • nanny.

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