Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

EQUALS International

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5 Academic (min 5.0 in any band). Some programs require a score of 6.0 (overall band score) or higher; TOEFL (IBT): 60 (with Reading and Writing not less than 18); Cambridge English (CAE & CPE): 169 (with no band below 162); PTE (Pearson Test of English): 50 (with Reading and Writing communicative scores not below 50); High School: Successful completion of the last 2 years of high/ secondary school, where the language of instruction was English; Malaysian SPM 1119 English: A –; OET (Occupational English Test): Pass C, D.

Course Details


Careers in early childhood education and development are as diverse as they are in demand. To help cultivate and nurture our youngest people is a vocational calling that requires care and empathy, as well as creativity and excitement. Our diploma graduates can confidently enter industry as early childhood educators knowing that they have a balance of skills, knowledge and attitudes that are valued by industry leading employers. They are equipped with the capacity to design and implement 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 use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. and may also have responsibility supervising volunteers and other staff.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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Level of Study: Diploma

Duration: 98 weeks

CRICOS Course Code: 107615B

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$12,363.26

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