CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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We are offer a part-time Diploma that is specifically designed for those currently working in industry.  You will attend classes one day per week - plus some Saturdays - with the practical component of the course aligned with your work in industry.  A pre-requisite for entry to this course is that you must have ongoing current work in industry - please discuss with the coordinator for more details.

About the course 

Our course is designed for people who have completed their Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and are ready to progress to the full Diploma. You will learn how to:

  • plan high quality programs
  • document children’s learning
  • comply with organisational policies and procedures
  • be a leader in organisational excellence and best practice. 

Demand for people with this qualification is extremely high.

The Diploma course is held at the beautiful Edendale Community Environment Farm in Eltham where the team have set up a wonderful learning environment for both students and the children and families that we work with as part of the course delivery. 

We work with over 20 early childhood services across the region for student placements and professional networks.  Our relationship with these early childhood services helps to us to provide training that is relevant and up-to-date, promotes best practice, and also creates employment opportunities for graduates.

There is an interview process for this course, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about how the course is delivered and what you can expect from undertaking this qualification. 

Find out if you are eligible for a government-subsidised place.

Download the Course Information Book from 'Related Information' at the bottom of its page or click here to read it online.


Next course commences

Classes start: January 2020

Last class: May 2021 

Training days: Tuesdays and some Saturdays

Class times: 9.15am - 3.15pm

Venue: Edendale Community Environment Farm in Eltham.

Cost: See Fee Schedule below under 'Related Information'

For more information or to book an interview, contact us on 9433 3744 or send us an enquiry using the link above.


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Living & Learning Nillumbik acknowledges the support of Nillumbik Shire Council in providing these services. Tuition subsidies are provided through Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First program for eligible learners in Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications.

Living & Learning Nillumbik is committed to providing a positive, inclusive and supportive learning environment for everybody.  People will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, gender, location, culture or disability in access to our programs and services, and we encourage participation by individuals with a disability.