Do you love working with children? If you’re ready to take the next step in your early childhood education and care career, then the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is just for you! This Nationally Recognised Training course equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements for a leading role in this exciting and challenging industry.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Authorised supervisor
- Children’s services coordinator
- Centre manager
- Centre director
- Childhood educator
- Group/team coordinator/leader
- Children’s adviser
- Program leader (children’s services)
- Children’s service director/manager
- Child development worker
- Early childhood educator
What You'll Learn
This course comprises 28 units consisting of 23 core units and 5 elective units, covering skills and knowledge that includes:
- Ensuring the health and safety of infants and young children
- Caring for babies and toddlers
- Using an approved learning framework
- Analysing information to inform learning
- Designing and implementing the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
- Working in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
- Developing teams and individuals
- and more!
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Class-based only with 240 hours practical placement included to ensure you have ample opportunity to practise your skills and knowledge throughout the course. This program is held two full days per week at our Carnegie campus, 75A Koornang Road, Carnegie. The duration of the class delivery is over three school terms, or about 40 weeks, but you may extend to 52 weeks if you are still completing your placement or assessments. Placement may be located closer to home for individual students
Further intakes are planned for 2020 in locations all over Melbourne and selected regional areas:
- There are no specific entry requirements, however to gain maximum benefit from this training, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English. It is recommended that applicants have completed to at least a Year 11 secondary school level or have satisfactorily completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- All applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review, including an evaluation of existing language, literacy and numeracy skills
Special note regarding placement during this course and employment after completion of this course
- There are requirements for working and learning in the early childhood education and care sector that all applicants should be aware of prior to enrolment. As you must complete a placement in an approved, regulated early chidhood education and care provider, you will be required to undergo a Working With Children check, as well as a National Police Check
- Assessment tasks are practical and oriented to the work or placement context for relevance. They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written form, including reports and as practical demonstrations. Feedback on completion of tasks is given as you progress through the course
- You will also be assessed while on site completing your placement of minimum 240 hours. Your placement supervisor will also be asked to provide third party reports on your progress and feedback on your overall placement performance
About Phillips Institute
Our courses are nationally recognised, which means you receive the accredited training and current skills for the workplace that employers expect.
We offer government-funded training to eligible applicants for most courses, and we even offer easy payment plans whether you’re funded or paying the full fee.
Class-based, facilitator-led training, with day, evening and weekend classes for Certificate III and Certificate IV programs. We also offer blended flexible learning, with online or print-based options for Certificate IV and Diploma programs.
If your course requires a placement, we will assist to source and organise one for you as close to your home as possible. This is a service we’ve been offering to our students for over 20 years.
Dedicated, professional educators with current industry knowledge and skills, and extensive training experience, ready to assist you to take the next step. And because we consult regularly with employer organisations, the training we deliver is what the industry expects.
Phillips Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #21868)