Career Opportunities and Pathways
This Diploma gives you the skills, knowledge and experience for the growing Childcare industry, helping you become recognised as a potential worker or supervisor by Childcare employers. You'll learn to provide care for babies and toddlers, nurture creativity in children, establish and maintain a safe/healthy environment for children and much more.
As an educator, you may work under direct supervision or autonomously in a range of Early Childhood Education settings which may be centre based or home based
The Diploma can provide a pathway for further study at university level.
Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to be employed in a variety of in home and centre based roles. We also provide students opportunities for childcare jobs within Hessel Group, if eligible. Giving you greater chances of being employed if you study with us.
- Centre Based Educator
- Centre Director
- Diploma Qualified Educator
- In-home Care Educator
This qualification has a total of 15 units of competency which are split up into 12 core units and 3 elective units.
Students must complete a total of 280 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service. If you are currently working within the Early Childhood sector, your experience may count towards your placement hours.
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children’s learning|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children’s families|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
If you can evidence any relevant past knowledge and/or experience, you may be able to gain recognition towards your qualification. Find out how by contacting our office on (08) 8462 0222.
Funding & Payment Options
This course is supported by the Government of South Australia. If you're eligible to receive their support, you will only need to pay a student contribution fee of $1000. Once you do that the course will be completely paid for.
You can pay your course fees by quarter or half installments.
For example, if the course itself costs $500, you may pay $125 in four payments, or $250 in two payments at a negotiable time.
If these payments options do not work for you we can always negotiate something appropriate for your circumstances.
Are you looking to build on your current experience in Early Childhood Education?
The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 (formerly CHC50113) focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement a curriculum for children.
Learn how to support children in achieving their developmental outcomes and extend your knowledge of the Education and Care Services, National Regulations and National Quality Standard. The next step up from the Certificate III, the Diploma enables you to work in a qualified role where you may be supervising other staff and volunteers.
Your Student Support
Receive great student support throughout your studies. We help you find placements with the support of our great industry partners. You will also have your own trainer/learner support service case manager assigned to you, which supports you with study plans, flexible study delivery and even after hours support.
To find out more about how we support you during your studies, click here.
To be eligible to join this course, you must have a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121 or CHC30113).