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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Standard delivery: 18 months full-time or up to 3 years part-time (Hawthorn and Wantirna, March and August intakes); 1 year workplace or employer delivery for early childhood education sector workers (part-time evening, Hawthorn Campus March intake only); up to 3 years for Workplace training (Traineeship) (Hawthorn and Wantirna, March and August intakes).
Hawthorn (March, August)
Wantirna (March, August) - View application and start dates
- Part-time (day),
- Part-time (evening),
- Workplace Training
VTAC course codes
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
Wantirna (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.