Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Are you looking to build on your current experience in Early Childhood Education?
The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care 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.
How Do I Enrol?
There are only 4 easy steps to enrol into this course, click here to find out what they are.
Download our free Course Guide here. Alternatively call our office on 8462 0222 to talk to one of our Course Advisors who can assist you, or contact us by clicking the enquire button.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) Assessment.
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 provides a pathway for further study at university level.
Successful completion of this course 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.
To find out more how we provide great employment opportunities click here.
- Centre Based Educator
- Centre Director
- Diploma Qualified Educator
- In-home Care Educator
This course has a total of 28 course units which are split up into 23 core units and 5 electives.
Students must complete a total of 240 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.
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aborginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE022||Promote children’s agency|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In some cases, prior learning an experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on 8462 0222.
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.
To find out more about how this program is funded, or if you're eligible for it, click here.
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.