Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
TAFE Queensland - Ipswich

Course outline

This course is perfect for people who are already working in early childhood education and care, and want to progress their career as an educator or centre director. This course will provide students with the skills and practical knowledge to design and implement early childhood programs, by understanding the emotional, physical, cognitive and social needs of young children. TAFE Queensland’s highly-experienced team of industry professionals will provide students with the support needed to succeed throughout your studies. Successful completion of this course will qualify graduates to design and implement early childhood education and care programs. Students will be equipped with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate programs in line with approved learning frameworks and regulatory requirements. Graduates will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

Note

Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. Fee subsidies and VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/course/17/17801/diploma-of-early-childhood-education-and-care for information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card may be required. Students studying this course externally may be required to undertake a workplace observation. Contact the relevant TAFE Queensland campus for details.

Admissions Criteria

Successful applicants must complete CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care before progressing to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants must complete CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care before progressing to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Early childhood educator, out of school hours care coordinator, early childhood centre director.

Course Code
505352
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee

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Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Education
Course Duration

1-13/4 years On campus with some online

Location
Ipswich