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What will I learn?

Care for children, and help them learn about our world with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care. This course teaches students to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Students will learn to provide care for babies, toddlers, and children, promote children’s agency, and promote positive social behaviours.

This course has a practical component that requires 240 hours to be completed in a registered and licensed children’s service over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study period.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this course will qualified to work in the Childcare Industry as in roles such as Lead Educator, Service Manager, and Service Educator.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:

  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) 8 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) 4 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) 1 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Social Science 8 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Social Welfare 5 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Arts 8 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Psychological Science 8 Official Non Packaged
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Art and Design 4 Official Non Packaged
  • Griffith University Bachelor of Child and Family Studies60cpOfficial Packaged

Students entering a related Bachelor qualification may be granted advanced standing for the successful completion of accredited awards at AQF Diploma level, in recognition of the rigorous nature of the accreditation and audit process associated with the Australian Quality Framework.

CRICOS

096247E

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
Please contact the provider; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200; Material Fee: AUD $100
Start date

Every month

Venue

National Institute of Education and Technology

Brisbane Campus,

Ground floor, 8 Clunies Ross Court,

EIGHT MILE PLAINS,

Queensland,

4113, BRISBANE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
Please contact the provider; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200; Material Fee: AUD $100
Start date

Every month

Venue

Hobart Campus

Level 4, 2 Kirksway Place,

BATTERY POINT,

Tasmania,

7004, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Education

  • 16 years old or above
  • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
  • Pass NIET entry test

English

  • IELTS score of 5 or equivalent; or
  • Pass NIET entry test
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