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Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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You will develop extensive skills and understanding of pedagogical practices and in depth knowledge to plan and implement an approved curriculum. From all of this, you will also gain the confidence to lead a team.

The Early Childhood Education and Care program at 4Life College has a focus on creating engaging learning experiences and curriculum design for children that are fun, educationally guided and linked to the Early Years Learning Framework.

Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a Diploma level are primarily employed child care educators in Early Learning Centre or Occasional Day centres in a room leader or management role. They could also be employed as a Nanny.
  • A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in addition to the Diploma qualification.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Nurturing Children
  • Nurturing Babies and Toddlers
  • Provide First Aid
  • Curriculum Design
  • Development
  • Working with Children and Families
  • Health and Safety
  • Work placement 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

CRICOS Course Code: 095786G

  • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test
  • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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  • Perth, Australia

    1328 - 2370 AUD/month
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  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
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  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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