Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.


  Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however it is recommended that individuals should:

Be 18 years or older

Have completed Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills. International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

A working with children check is required for work placement and for gaining employment

  Working with Children Check

Due to the mandatory work placement requirement, students wishing to study Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be required to undergo and satisfy Working with Children Checks. This should be done during orientation so that approval is provided prior to the first work placement.

  Pathways to Further Study

Higher Education pathways exist depending on the university, courses include:

Bachelor of Early Childhood

Master of Teaching (Birth to 12 years old)

  Job Roles

Job roles and titles may vary across early childhood settings. Upon successful completion of Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care a person could seek employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family day care educator
  • Preschool assistant
  • Nanny or in-home care educator
  • Room leaders
  • Nominated or authorised supervisor for a centre under 29 children
  Working Hours

  • Monday9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday9am - 6pm
  • Thursday9am - 6pm
  • Friday9am - 6pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
  Contact Info

  • Suite 2, Level 14, 309 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • +61 414 390 808
  • contact@agapestudent.com.au