Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Brisbane

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Brisbane

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

If your career goal is to own and operate a childcare centre, then a diploma in children’s services offered by AICT Learning is the most effective way of obtaining the right qualifications. All childcare centres by 2014 must have a minimum of half the staff holding a diploma qualification.

With a diploma of early childhood education and care the level of learning and training will challenge every aspect of the industry, so you achieve more knowledge and confidence in your centre. In the course you will be trained on children’s health, their safety, how to nurture their development, interactions with the families and how to provide a fun, safe and friendly environment for the children.

This course has online components and face-to-face learning. We believe this form of education is the most effective and will ultimately have the best results for the students at completion. Our students are required to come to college twice a week as well as a minimum of 8 hours per week within a childcare centre which you will be required to find your own centre close to your area, (in some cases we are able to find a centre for you) The benefits of this form of learning is that you can work, get paid and learn at the same time.

There are many career opportunities in the childcare industry and options can include: Early childhood educator, outside school hours care assistant, Playgroup supervisor, Recreation assistant, Family day care worker, Nanny, Childhood Educator, Mobile assistant & Childhood educator assistant.


YES. Study with us and we will provide employment opportunities through our Family Day Care (services provided from home) associates. (conditions apply)

Career opportunities

With this qualification, you may be able to work as:

  • Nominated supervisor (children’s services)
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Child care worker
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director / manager
  • Child development worker

Course entry requirements

Successful completion of a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment

Main entry requirements

  • Suitable English skills
  • Reside in WA
  • Able to obtain clearance

Course details

How long is the course?

This course has a practical placement requirement of 240 Hours. The course is self- paced and can take up to 16 months to complete all requirements.

Study methods

  • Class based with independent learning tasks
  • Correspondence

Course fees

  • With Certificate III CHC30113 - $2500
  • Without Certificate III CHC30113 - $3500
  • Payment options available to suit your financial situation

Course Units


CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competency
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in education care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals

Diploma Course Structure

Practicum 1 (16 hrs /week in a childcare centre x 8 weeks) 128
Practicum 2 (8 hrs /week in a childcare centre x 13 weeks) 104
Practicum 3 (8 hrs /week in a childcare centre x 6 weeks) 48
Out of School Hours Care Service Practical Tasks 15
Total 817