Play a vital role in building children’s social skills as well as supporting learning and play.
You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with children and how to professionally care for infants, toddlers and children, including providing food and basic healthcare to promote well-being.
This course includes 180 hours of practical work placement to consolidate your learning throughout the duration of your course.
Upon completion of this course, you could seek entry level job opportunities such as an early childcare educator, childcare worker or nanny. Or you may wish to continue your studies with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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Hawthorn (February) - View application and start dates
A$18100 (total for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2023
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.