Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course code: CHC50113

Key features of the course

  • Range of interesting topics includes:
    • Child development and learning
    • Planning educational programs to suit individual needs
    • Leading a team in an early childhood environment
  • Supportive and well qualified teachers with extensive experience in the early childhood field
  • Practical placement in an early childhood centre providing hands on experience working with children
  • Use of modern equipment and resources at ACU
  • Access to student activities in a University environment
  • Access to academic skills support and career advice

More information

Download the handbook (PDF, 1.1MB) Download the brochure (PDF, 462KB)

Duration:
24 months equivalent to full time

Study mode:
Face to face classes
Practical placement

Locations:
Melbourne Campus (Fitzroy)
Brisbane Campus (Banyo)

Intakes:
February each year

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  • Those who are passionate about working with children and are looking for career advancement in Early Childhood
  • Those who are looking for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at ACU
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level to complete the course.
  • Current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Possible career paths include:

  • Crèche Childhood Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Education Team Leader
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Care Co-ordinator
  • Supervisor of an occasional care facility
  • Director of Early Childhood centre

We recognise your past studies and experiences. If you want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) please refer to the student handbook and RPL/CT Policy on our website for further information.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001
Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002
Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003
Provide care for children
CHCECE004
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005
Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018
Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019
Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022
Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023
Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety

CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013
Use information about children to inform practice
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Tuition fees and funding

In Victoria the training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible candidates. Please refer to the Department of Education & Training website for funding eligibility in Victoria.

In Brisbane the training is delivered fee for service. Please refer to our fees page for details.