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.

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.

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Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula
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Full Time, 18 months. Part Time, 3 years.
Start dates
No further intakes for 2019. 2020 locations and start dates to be announced in October 2019.