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Chase your calling to become an early childhood professional

Follow your dream and study to become an early childhood educator, centre director, kindergarten educator, family day carer or nanny.
When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with Chisholm, you'll receive two nationally recognised qualifications 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.
To undertake this course you will first need to enrol and complete CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, If you have not done so already please enrol first in this qualification on our website. This is now a pre requisite to the Diploma qualification and allows you to complete two qualifications in 18 months.
After successful completion of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Chisholm students can pathway to university and receive direct credit into a Bachelor of Early Childhood/ Primary teaching or a Bachelor of Early learning with a number of Universities.
This course requires mandatory practical placement in an approved early childhood setting (minimum 240 hours). The course is based on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework and has an emphasis on play-based learning.
Full time - Berwick, Dandenong and Frankston: Three days per week 9.15am – 3.15pm, plus three industry placement blocks.
Mode of delivery: Delivery will be a mix of blended classroom based, face to face and online learning.

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Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Workplace
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Full Time, 9 months.
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Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.