The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is an essential part of a Career in the Child Care sector. This enables you to move from worker to Fulltime roles as a Group Leader, Supervisor and Centre Director.

Anyone planning a long-term career in Child Care, should undertake this qualification which is the pathway to take on more involved roles with greater likelihood of permanent positions and ability to influence and set direction, and the design of positive educational activities in a range of Child Care settings.

Ask us about how the Core units from your Certificate 3 can transition across to your Diploma, saving time and money.

  • Group Leader in a Childcare Centre
  • Child Development Worker
  • Children’s Services Manager
  • Centre Coordinator / Supervisor
  • Centre Director / Manager
  • Industry approved training material
  • Contact us to discuss your individual situation and how we assist with fees
  • Get experience in a real facility
  • Support to find employment
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– QLD Blue Card
The majority of employers will require you to present a QLD Blue Card before they agree to Host you for Vocational Placement. We will submit the application on your behalf.
Vocational Placement
As part of your course you will need to complete 240 hours of vocational placement. This gives you the opportunity to put the theory into practice, and experience what a career in Child Care actually looks like. During Vocational Placement we ensure you are supported and taught by experienced team members who work with us to ensure you succeed.

Once you have received your Blue Card you can being your Vocational Placement while you are undertaking your theory components.

We arrange placement for you! We factor in your location, transport issues, availability and MATCH you with an employer who will Host you for your Placement. This is your chance to SHINE, show them how professional you are and your Host will help you kick start your career.

Course Content
The course units are selected with input from employers to ensure you cover the material which is most relevant for employment. The Diploma course includes 28 units of which 23 are core units. The remaining 5 are selected to ensure you get a positive response from potential employers.

For a complete outline of units & delivery options. Please contact Care College.

Upcoming courses
Certificate III and Diploma – Early Childhood Courses
Brisbane CBD – 14th November (Places Limited)

Course Structure and Fees
Qualifications can be completed via a combination of self-paced, study group or classroom. The duration will vary dependant on the delivery style and training plan negotiated for each student.

Where relevant assessment of competency may involve recognition of prior learning or credit transfer if prior skills or certification is held.

Fees for the program vary dependant on whether the individual holds a concession card, whether there are credit transfers available. Please contact our office to discuss your situation

Phone: 1300 889 564


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