Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care


About this course

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is a practically oriented course, which enables graduates to advance their careers in the childcare industry. This qualification covers workers in children’s services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

At this level:

  • Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • In most States it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.

The units of competence in this qualification will be taught and assessed in clusters.  All units must be successfully completed in order to achieve the qualification.

Success Rate

90%
Study Options:
  • Online
  • Face to face classes
  • Blended learning - combination of online study and face to face classes

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Skills you will gain

  • Develop cultural competence
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Provide care for children
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Nurture creativity in children
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Analyse information to inform learning
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Career outcomes

  • Authorised supervisor (children's services)
  • Children's services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children's services)
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Director (children's services)
  • Early Childcare educator
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/ leader (children's services)
  • Children's adviser
  • Program leader (children's services)
  • Children's service director/manager
  • Child development worker


Course units

This is a suggested course study plan.  Australian City College offers a variety of elective and alternate units.  For more information about your study options and units, discuss with your lecturer prior to enrolling.

Core units:

Unit ID Title
CHCCS400C

Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

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

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAD004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCECE018

Nurture creativity in children

HLTHIR404D

Work effectively with Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

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

Imbed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCECE026

Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units:

Unit ID Title
CHCORG506E

Coordinate the work environment 

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

HLTHIR403C

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

CHCECE014

Comply with family day care administration requirements

CHCECE015

Attend to daily functions in home based child care


Total number of units

28           Apply Now

Campus Options

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Unit 2, 30 Lensworth Street Coopers plains, QLD 4108 Australia
Ph : 07 3344 1714

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