The early childhood education sector continues to grow both here in Australia and internationally. If you want to set yourself on a path towards a long and satisfying career as an educator this is the right course for you. You can work towards becoming a Centre Director, a leader or coordinator, a nanny or go on to study a bachelor degree. Your qualification can help you work as an educator all across Australia and even overseas.
This diploma qualification is delivered by industry expert trainers who have worked across the breadth of the early childhood education and care industry. You will learn the ‘real world’ skills developed by your trainer from their own experience working with children.
Minimum Entry Requirements
- A written application form
- Over 18 years old at the time of enrolment
- Successful completion of Year 11 in Australia, or of an equivalent overseas qualification.
- Successful completion of LLN assessment
- Identification Documents
- A Photo ID
Why should I study this course?
Childcare is a rewarding career choice, and this qualification is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), meaning that your diploma will demonstrate to potential employers that you have achieved a certain level of training and study.
If you want to help children get a great start in life, then this course is perfect for you. It will teach you to develop strategies to provide and maintain healthy, safe and caring environments for children. You will also learn how to design and implement educational programs that will stimulate learning and development, and get the skills you need to foster the holistic wellbeing of children.
You’ll also learn fundamental management skills, so you can move into more senior roles.
What is the Course Structure?
This course consists of 28 units, 23 units are core and 5 units are elective. Students must successfully complete all units to gain their qualification.
Training delivery consists of formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired through the structure training over the duration of the training program.
Minimum 20 hours weekly study which may comprise of 12 hours of classroom based study & 8 hours of home study.
Full time: 78 Weeks
Part Time: Up to 2.5 year
This course can be delivered in number of ways, please contact IETS to discuss your preferences.
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28 Units of Competency
- Childcare Centre Manager
- Childcare Worker
- Long day Child Care
- Family Day care
On completion candidates may enrol and study higher qualification such as Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
The course contains a minimum of 240 hours of work placement. Your work placement will need to be conducted in a registered child care facility, supervised by a qualified staff member. You will also need to secure your own Work Placement; however we can provide advice and direction through our Work Placement Support Team.
There are many statutory checks required by workplaces, such as a Criminal Record Check. These may vary by state. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement. You will be responsible for the costs of any such checks or requirements.
What Units am I gaining knowledge in?
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal 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|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain an innovative work environment|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals|
|BSBMGT605||Provide leadership across the organisation|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills) and is undertaken through a combination which may consist of classroom observation, discussion, case studies, role plays & written assignments and the work placement.All assessments are to be submitted electronically unless otherwise stated by your trainer.
Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funded Courses pages for more information, or call us to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.