Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Federation University

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
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Berwick
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Wendouree (Rural Science)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Full time 2 years
Camp Street (Ballarat)
Wimmera (Horsham)
Mount Rowan (Rural Science)
Gippsland (Churchill)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No Part time
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Part time

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

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Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

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A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

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