The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is the required level to work in supervisor and senior roles such as a lead educator, coordinator or director in an early childhood service. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a highly sought after qualification as it is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet the everyday challenges of working within the early childhood industry. This qualification is needed for those wanting to achieve leadership positions within ACECQA approved early childhood services.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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 Standards. With topics on management, you will also develop the ability to lead and support other staff, implement and lead educational programs, and manage a variety of tasks within an early childhood service.
Upon completion of the Diploma of Childhood Education and Care course, you will be ready to advance your early childhood career into senior and leadership positions.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered in a blended format incorporating:
Upon completion of this qualification, students may be eligible for credit in Early Childhood Teaching qualifications at specific universities. Students also have the ability to progress to CHC60215 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management to further develop their management and leadership skills and to expand into higher management positions within the childcare or community services sector.
All students are required to be employed or volunteering in a regulated education and care service (ACECQA approved) to complete the practical components of this qualification.All students are required to complete a minimum of 280 hours spread over the duration of their qualification and conduct placement with babies and toddlers under 2 years of age.Venture Education may be able to support you with one of its industry partners to arrange this placement for you if you don’t have a service organised.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification provides employment in the following roles:
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Starting a career is such an exciting time! Venture Education supports students to find a service to complete their required vocational placement hours. However, students are encouraged to seek their own arrangements when it comes to their employment. Venture Education and their trainers have years of industry experience and can support students to prepare for gaining employment within the industry once the course has been completed.
Yes, your hours will count towards your vocational placement. If you can provide current evidence of the hours you have completed as an employee within a licenced long day care service these hours will count towards the required vocational placement hours. Evidence of these hours can be provided with a payslip. These hours will be verified by your trainer who will contact your service director.
The minimum age to enrol in a course with Venture Education is 15 years of age; please refer to each course overview for further information relating to other entry requirements. Age restrictions differ for students who are looking to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship. The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to contact us to discuss further.
Yes, all students will conduct an orientation and induction to their course with a Venture Education trainer. This is an integral part of your course in order to get you set up with your course materials, meet your trainer and ask any questions that you may have. Depending on your enrolment (i.e. traineeship, fee-for-service) and location, orientation can be conducted either over the phone/skype or in the workplace.
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