Take your career in early childhood education to a more senior level

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

When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, 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.

If you're after futher study, after successful completion of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Chisholm students can pathway directly into year two of La Trobe University's Bachelor of Early Learning.

This course requires mandatory practical placement in an approved early childhood setting. The course is based on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework and has an emphasis on play-based learning.

This course is also offered as a traineeship in your workplace over two years.

Students enrolling in this diploma course can now enrol at the same time in La Trobe University's Bachelor Of Early Learning. This means that after you have completed your diploma at Chisholm, for no additional cost and no additional study, you will have earned credit for 12 university subjects and can choose to continue into year two of the Bachelor degree. When you Apply Now, an enrolment advisor will be in touch to discuss this option further with you.

Find out more about the option for dual enrolment in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care/Bachelor Of Early Learning La Trobe University Partnership.

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Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula
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Full Time, 18 months. Part Time, 2 years.
2018 start dates
Weeks commencing 5 Feb, 16 Apr, 16 Jul and 8 Oct.