Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Swinburne code: CHC50113 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is for those who are interested in working in the early childhood services sector, or who are already working in the field and are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services. At this level, workers have responsibility for the supervision of staff and volunteers.

In most states this is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for early childhood service centre-based care.

The course includes on-campus and online classes, as well as multiple work placements.

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1 Year/s (1 year (Students are required to complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care prior to commencement of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Combined duration of this approved course sequence is 18 months.))


Hawthorn (March, August) - View application and start dates




A$17300 (annual for 2022)*

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This course allows you to pathway to another qualification.