Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113

Course Overview

Description

Average Course Fee : $10000
Average Course Duration : 18 Months

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Surveyed graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Employment Status

Surveyed graduates of this course who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

Enrolled in Further Study

Surveyed graduates of this course who have enrolled in additional training or education.

Median Salary

Median salary for surveyed graduates of this course who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of this course are employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

77.7%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Professionals

13.4%

Professionals
Managers

3.0%

Managers

Top 3 Employing Industries

Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of this course are employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

81.0%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Education and Training

12.8%

Education and Training
Retail Trade

1.9%

Retail Trade

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible. Select a state or territory for more information.

VET Student Loans

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Community Services Career Pathway

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is in the Education Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Community Services.


Stream

Children’s Services - Early Childhood & School Age Education and Care

Certificate II

Advanced Diploma

Stream

Youth Work
Youth Justice
Education and School Support
Child, Youth & Family Intervention
Community Services Work - General
Pastoral Care
Social Housing
Aged and Disability Home and Community Care
Alcohol & Other Drugs
Mental Health
Celebrancy
Counselling
Case Management
Career and Employment Services

Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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