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Kath Dickson Family Centre

Serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975

serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975serving, protecting and empowering families since 1975

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Want to advance in your child care career? 

This diploma course will help to get you where you want to go.

With a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be eligible to work as an authorised supervisor, centre manager, children’s services coordinator, director (children’s services), group/team coordinator/leader, or program leader.

Course summary

Qualification: CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Duration: Typically 2 years to 4 years
Delivery method: Classroom*, external studies, onsite (with support from your personal trainer)
Course materials: All materials provided
Course dates: Flexible, start today
: Combination of assignments and on the job practical tasks

*Classroom mode is dependent upon participant numbers and location

Course requirements

To complete the Diploma you will study a total of 28 units, consisting of 23 core units and 5 elective units. As part of the course assessment, you'll need to undertake supervised work placement as a paid employee in the child care industry or a voluntary placement for up to 240 hours. This placement will need to be pre-approved by Kath Dickson Institute. 

You will also be required to hold a positive notice blue card to work or volunteer in Queensland’s child care industry.

Fees and payment

We offer a 'pay as you study' system that allows payment of course fees over the duration of study. Various Queensland Government subsidies and incentives are available for this course, including Higher Level Skills and User Choice

Ask a trainer to find out more about course fees and what subsidies you may be eligible for.

Want to know more?

Download the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 2017 class schedule. You can also find more information in our Student Handbook.

If you'd like to know more, please contact us online or or give us a call on 1300 336 345.

Ready to start? 

Simply enrol now and start straight away.

Find out more about other courses offered by the Kath Dickson Institute.

The Kath Dickson Institute operates in accordance with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, Standards for RTO’s 2015 and is a pre-qualified supplier for the User Choice and Vet Investment programs for Queensland Government. 

RTO Code 5394.