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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National Course Code: CHC50113

TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC50113-01V04

Gain the skills to operate as an educational leader, supervisor, or manager in childcare with the nationally accredited Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Learn to lead the practical application of the National Quality Framework and mentor and support other educators.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through on the job experience and theoretical course work, you will:

  • Develop your educational leadership skills
  • Enable your team to provide outstanding care and education of children
  • Design programs that nurture creativity in children
  • Work collaboratively with families and communities

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal qualities to get ahead in this field:

  • Professionalism
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A national qualification as an industry recognised early childhood leader
  • Confidence and ability to progress your leadership career

Our graduates go on to roles such as:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Lead educator
  • Early childhood supervisor
  • Early childhood manager

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career to the next level with a university degree:

  • Bachelor of Education Early Childhood with TAFE NSW

Broaden your skills and opportunities with a study pathway:

  • Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
  • Certificate III and IV in Education Support

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The number of children in long day care is growing along with the Government’s commitment to invest more than $40 billion into childcare support to 2021. As such, university qualified workers are experiencing high demand that continues to rise. This course provides a direct pathway into the bachelor degree.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

There are no licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement enhances your learning experience and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

This course has a mandatory 240 hours of work placement to help you to apply your learning in a practical environment.

TAFE NSW will support you in coordinating your work placement agreement within an educational environment.

YOUR READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement generally only begins once you have had significant contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from on-the-job industry learning.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Learning, reading, writing, literacy and numeracy competencies to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

TAFE NSW Skills Teams will conduct an assessment prior to screen your ability to meet this level. Where necessary, support with these skills can be provided.

Related Pathways

Children's Services

Study Options & Enrolment

Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.
Course Information There are no fee subsidises available, you will need to pay the full course fee.

TAFE NSW

ABN 89 755 348 137 | RTO Code 90003

Contact by Training Services NSW:
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at TAFE Digital.