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Gain the skills for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service, including planning, implementing and managing programs which address regulatory and duty of care requirements with the Diploma of School Age Care.

With the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you will learn to design and implement curriculum in early childhood education and care services within the approved learning framework.

This course requires practical work placement. Chisholm can assist in organising work placement within a variety of early childhood and school aged care settings. If you are currently working or volunteering within a suitable service, this setting could be used to achieve some of your work placement requirements. A current Working with Children Check and (in some instances) a National Police Check is a requirement before placement commencement.

Please note: Both the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and the Diploma of School Age Education and Care are available to students as a stand-alone course.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
CHC50113 / CHC50213
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1.5 years.
Start dates
to be advised