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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National Course Code: CHC50113


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.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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 the personal qualities to get ahead in this field:

  • Professionalism
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills


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


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


The number of children in long day care is growing along with the Governments 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.


This course is currently available at 56 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Evening, PTE Connected, Workplace
  • Study Online
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Months

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