Diploma in Education Studies (Early Childhood)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Online

Course outline

Do you love spending time with young children? This Diploma teaches skills and knowledge needed to work with children from ages 0-5, as they engage in prior-to-school contexts. Learn how to guide children’s learning and development, and how to contribute to their sense of self and wellbeing.

In this program you will develop skills needed for employment in childcare, long day care or kindergarten settings and learn how to design creative, intentional teaching practices using language, play and cooperation. You’ll learn about child development; care and nutrition for babies, toddlers and children; and working with families, including First Nations peoples. You’ll also complete 35 days of professional experience placement. For more information, visit Diploma in Education Studies (Early Childhood) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

Students must have a valid suitability card (Blue Card) before commencing professional experience, refer to institution. Online offering has mandatory onsite requirements. Note: Some placements required COVID vaccination, if you are not fully vaccinated placement opportunities may be limited and may result in a delay with your placement .

Other requirements

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

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, 2024

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

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Employment in childcare, long day care, or as a family day care coordinator.

Course Code
015631
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$4120 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast