Get qualified in the rewarding field of Early Childhood while completing your secondary school studies

This course offers the minimum qualification required to work in early childhood education and care settings with babies and children up to six years of age. It prepares students for centre-based, out-of-school hours, family day care and nanny roles and covers child development and how to foster and support children’s emotional and educational wellbeing.

All students must be 16 years old on 1 February of the commencing year and also need to have Year 10 English and Maths. Students are required to attend a compulsory information session before their applications are to be accepted dates and times will be advised. Students will also need to have a current Volunteer Working with Children Check.

This qualification is a partial completion – All students are required to complete practical placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting (40 hours per year).

First year
9am - 3pm (Wednesdays at Berwick, Frankston, Dandenong)

Second year
9am - 3pm (Wednesdays at Berwick, Dandenong, Frankston)

Not a secondary school student? Explore our Early Childhood Education and Care courses on offer at Chisholm.

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick
Not available for International students
Part Time, 2 years.