For students who would like to take the next step in their Child Care career, this nationally recognised qualification is the perfect opportunity to build on the existing skills and knowledge acquired in the Certificate III.
You will develop extensive skills and understanding of pedagogical practices and in depth knowledge to plan and implement an approved curriculum. From all of this, you will also gain the confidence to lead a team.
The Diploma will support students with the skills to implement an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work according to the requirements of the National Quality Framework.
Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations.
Nurturing Babies and Toddlers
First Aid (HLTAID004)
Work Placement #1
Working with Children and Families & Health and Safety
Work Placement #2
Work Placement #3
The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work with children in an approved ACECQA provider such as a registered Early Learning Centre, Occasional Day centre or as a Nanny. The learner group for this course are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.
This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.
Entrants must have:
The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing personal childcare for children, lifting and cleaning. They must be able to sit on the floor or on small chairs and be able to squat or bend in order to get down to a child’s level.
Students need to be able to relate to children and their families, have a keen interest to assist children to learn, good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, enthusiastic, tactful, patient and a sense of humour.
The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over as students under this age will not find work in approved child care centres in most states of Australia.