A qualification in children’s services can be very rewarding and engaging as you become part of a child’s growth and development and help them learn in an environment that is engaging and supporting. Our courses will provide you with the basic skills needed to assist in caring for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings – through to the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre.
An expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of children up to the age of five.
Early Childhood Education and Care is an expanding sector for those with a passion for the care and education of young children up to the age of 5 years. The sector is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.
Gain these skills
- learn to interact and foster the development of young children
- work within legal requirements
- ensure children's health and safety is prioritised
- work with children of different backgrounds and cultures
- provide support to children in different child care environments
- undertake work placement to apply the practical skills and knowledge you have learned
Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.
Is this the right course for you?
Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers educators in children's services (early childhood) who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.
Gain these skills
- lead a team in an Education and Care Service
- provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings
- ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
- advanced skills in care routines
- working with families
- observing and recording children's behaviour
- working with culturally diverse clients
- managing safety in the workplace
- work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures
- provide care and support for children in various child care situations
Please note: there is a mandatory requirement to undertake an unpaid work placement of a minimum of 280 hours.