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This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing the curriculum in early childhood education and care services.
These workers work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard and may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
• 216,619 workers nationally
• 85.9% have an Education & Care qualification
• 23% currently studying or upskilling
Around 1.5 million children in Australia attend childcare services
In the region of 200,000 teachers and educators work in the children’s education and care sector, with most of the sector workforce being Certificate III and Diploma qualified educators.
The National Skills Commission’s 5-year employment projections to November 2023 shows employment is expected to increase by around 16,000 educators.
source: National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy; “Shaping Our Future” A ten-year strategy to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce 2022–2031 & Workforce Snapshot
This qualification could lead to your employment in the early childhood education industry in the following occupational titles
- Early childhood educator
- Playgroup leader
- Nominated supervisor
- Director of Service
- Educational leader
- Family day care worker/co-ordinator
- Nanny/au pair
Please be advised that a pre-requisite of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care for eligibility is that you hold the CHC30113 or the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
If you do not hold either of these Cert III level qualifications you must enrol and complete that qualification first before enrolling in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
(This Course is also available and funded for all Medicare card holders in 2023. Fees are $200)
*If you are eligible for Skills First funding and decide to access your entitlement, the training will be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Learn more about Skills First Funding click here.
Please Note: All course information session and commencement dates are proposed dates and are subject to the numbers of students interested. Please always confirm the details of an information session with one of our office members before you attend.