Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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.

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.

Related Careers:

Early Childhood Educator, Nanny,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Palmerston No Part time 3 years
CDU Waterfront Darwin
Alice Springs No Part time 3 years
Katherine Town Centre No Full time 1.5 years
Katherine Rural
Katherine Town Centre No Part time 3 years
Palmerston No Full time 1.5 years
Nhulunbuy Campus No Part time 3 years
Tennant Creek Centre No Part time 3 years
Nhulunbuy Campus No Full time 1.5 years
CDU Sydney
Casuarina No Full time 1.5 years
Jabiru Centre No Full time 1.5 years
Alice Springs No Full time 1.5 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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