Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CHC50121 Diploma (TAFE) Croydon, Hawthorn, Wantirna Send me a link to this course

The Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care at Swinburne offers practical instruction and workplace experiences that will give you a true understanding of how to contribute in a work environment. It aims to ensure you learn the critical skills and develop the confidence employers will recognise and value. You will learn to plan, deliver and evaluate developmentally appropriate curriculums for all ages of children. This qualification reflects the role of educators in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Educators holding a Diploma qualification work as Team Leaders and/or Educational Leaders in Long Day Care environments, or Assistants in Pre-school settings. Desirable qualities for this work are patience, understanding, imagination, cheerfulness, energy, adaptability, physical fitness and a willingness to take responsibility.

Current work placement is 300 hours over the course duration with varied age groups to provide broad experiential learning.

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12 months


Croydon (August)
Hawthorn (August)
Wantirna (August) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time (day)