Early Childhood Education - D5005
Upgrade your qualification, become a leading early childhood educator and start making even more of an impact on the lives of young children.
Breaking down this diploma
Your qualification will be a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education. Designed as an upgrade to your Diploma of Children’s Services, you’ll qualify as a teacher for infants and children from birth to five years of age in childcare, kindergartens and preschools.
What you’ll be learning
You’ll find out what it takes to be a skilled, critical and effective early childhood teacher. You’ll develop the expertise and knowledge to nurture young minds at pivotal stages in their lives – setting them up for a lifetime of positive learning.
Closely connected to the prestigious Fleer’s Conceptual PlayLab, this course takes an integrated approach to childhood education, building your expertise across play, science and sustainability.
With 60 days of professional teaching experience in early childhood settings, you’ll get a chance to put theory into practice and get a real taste for what teaching looks like out in the field. Depending on your experience, you may also be given recognition of prior learning for up to 15 days of placement.
Look ahead to an exciting career
With this upgraded and industry recognised "fourth year" qualification, you’ll be in strong demand as an early childhood teacher, ready to move into leadership roles across childcare, kindergarten and preschool settings.
About registration and accreditation
Here’s what you need to know:
- This course is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This means you’ll be able to work in licensed preschools and childcare centres in Victoria, and your qualification is accepted in most other states and territories.
- You need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) to teach in a Victorian school.
Check in with local teacher regulatory bodies about any extra requirements – whether you’re planning to work here or overseas.