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Federation University Australia

  • 38% international / 62% domestic

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Diploma

As a Qualified Early Childhood professional, you can manage and motivate other staff and volunteers and put into practice programs you've created.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Fees
$10,958 per year / $32,874 total

About this course

As a Qualified Early Childhood professional, you can manage and motivate other staff and volunteers and put into practice programs you've created. You'll spend much of your time in this program in children's services, watching and learning from other professionals. Once you graduate, you can work in long day care centres, pre-school centres, family day care centres and more. You can even go on to study our Bachelor of Education (Birth - Year 6). The program is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work with children across a range of early childhood education settings. Diploma qualified educators provide education and care which enhances and supports the holistic development of infants and children up to the age of 12. They work closely with primary carers to foster optimum development for all children. Work in the early childhood field is both rewarding and demanding. This qualification is highly regarded within relevant industries and will allow you to work in a leadership role within the children's services field. You can study this program as a traineeship or as an on-campus program. Note that traineeship eligibility requires that you are employed as a trainee within the Early Childhood Care sector, and that you and your employer are able to enter into a training agreement. Areas of study include: Childhood development, family and diversity, health studies, play and curriculum studies, program planning.

Study locations

Ballarat - Mt Helen

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Federation University Australia.
74.7%
Overall satisfaction
77.4%
Skill scale
59.1%
Teaching scale
88.2%
Employed full-time
$63k
Average salary