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Early Childhood Education and Care, Advanced Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Sydney, Australia
Early Childhood Educators assist in caring for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. Early childhood Educators can have a profound influence on a child’s wellbeing and development especially in the years of 0-5.
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Qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care focus on the core skills, knowledge and experience required to effectively assess the strengths and interests of children designing meaningful experiences that facilitate the child’s growth and development.

The programme

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing 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 Standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Working in early childhood education 
  • Working safely in a care environment 
  • Caring for babies, toddlers and children 
  • Cultural awareness in early childhood education 
  • Support children's behaviour and build relationships 
  • Support child development and provide experiences 
  • WHS and holistic development of children 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 085435C
  • The minimum English language level required to enrol in Higher Education programmes is an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent. Students must also have completed a Year 12 qualification or equivalent. 
  • For all Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters programs, you need to have also successfully completed an Australian undergraduate degree or equivalent at a recognised university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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