Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,000

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Structure:

28 units: 23 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Develop cultural competence; Ensure the health and safety of children; Provide care for children; Promote and provide healthy food and drinks; Provide care for babies and toddlers; Develop positive and respectful relationships with children; Nurture creativity in children; plus more. Electives: Develop teams and individuals; Meet information needs of the community; Provide mentoring support to colleagues; Undertake research activities; plus more.

Further information:

Students who cannot read and write documents to the level needed will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the skills required. Applicants are given preference who: Have a T-Major in English in Year 12 or equivalent; can provide verified evidence of work experience in the children's services/community services area; or can provide evidence of previous study within the children's services sector.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Early Childhood Educator, Nanny,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 18 months
Canberra (Signadou) No info
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info
Adelaide (St Francis) No info
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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