Become an inspiring early childhood educational leader with a Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care.
Develop the knowledge and skills to work across a range of early childhood settings and ignite children’s imaginations by planning and implementing engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculums.
You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with children and families, understand legal and regulatory compliance as well as how to best manage teams and care environments.
Grow your confidence through 300 hours of work placement across the duration of your course.
Upon completing this diploma you could seek employment as a Team Leader and/or Educational Leader in Long Day Care environments, or in other childhood services such as Family Day Care, Kindergartens or Out of School 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
$18100 (annual 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.