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Start a rewarding career out of caring and educating children

Follow your dream and study to become an early childhood centre director or educator, kindergarten educator, family day care carer or nanny.

When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113), you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification highly regarded by employers in this sector. You’ll be able to work at a senior level in a variety of children’s services, including designing and developing curriculum and supervision of staff. Throughout the course you’ll learn more about best practice and quality assurance; planning for children with additional needs; networking ; effective communication; family partnerships; childhood development (aesthetic, creative, physical); music program; and health and safety. This course is based on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Framework and has an emphasis on play-based learning.

To complete this qualification you will be required to undertake the following unit of competency HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting This unit is not available online, however Chisholm does offer the unit on campus. Please send a copy of your transcript if you have already successfully completed this unit previously.

Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check prior to commencement of the course

Call Chisholm Online now on 1300 275 265 to speak with a course advisor.

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Full Time - 21 months (2 modules per study period). Part Time - 3.5 years (1 module per study period).
Start dates
28 Jan, 20 Apr, 13 Jul and 5 Oct.