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Who is this Early Childhood Education and Care Course for?

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. This is a nationally regulated diploma level qualification for working in early childhood education and care.

Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Employment opportunities

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. Employment opportunities may include:

  • Early childhood educator.
  • Family day care educator.
  • Pre-school educator.
  • Child care assistant.
  • Nanny.

Aim of course

This nationally accredited Diploma is a comprehensive course designed to give the learner the skills and knowledge in a range of areas including:

  • The support and implementation of approved learning frameworks.
  • Supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
  • Ensure children’s health and safety, in a nurturing supportive environment.
  • Developing positive and respectful relationships with children.
  • Curriculum design and implementation.
  • Developing cultural acceptance and child inclusion strategies.

Learning period and fees

International Students:

Face to face: 72 teaching weeks + 24 week holidays, a total of 96 weeks.

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Domestic Students:

Face to face: 44 weeks + 6 weeks holiday, total 50 weeks.
Distance: Up to 18 months.

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Certificate 3 Guarantee available

Traineeship,  Apprenticeship ( User Choice funding ) available. NB: QLD only.

Assessment

Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, written assignments, work-based projects and third party reports. There is also a required practical placement within the Early Childhood sector. The assessments you will complete during your placement, including the observation when your trainer visits you in the workplace, are probably the most important part of your course. This is where you are required to demonstrate that you can apply the theory in the real world.

All students studying this course will be required to undergo a working with children check.  Our staff will advise you regarding how to apply.