Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (Australian Qualification)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (Australian Qualification)
@ CINEC Campus

This course is available to study as an Online Course.

Follow your dream and study to become an early childhood educator, center director, or kindergarten educator. As Australia’s population continues to grow, this is a career that is in demand. The Australian Government predicts Australia will need an additional 29,000 early childhood teachers by 2023 to cater for the projected number of preschool-age children. When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with Chisholm, you'll have a nationally recognized qualification highly regarded by employers in this sector. You'll be able to work at a senior level in a variety of children's services, including designing and developing curriculum and supervision of staff.

After successful completion of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at CINEC, Chisholm students can pathway to Federation University and receive direct credit into a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or Bachelor of Education (Primary). This course requires mandatory practical placement in an approved early childhood setting (minimum 240 hours) In Australia. The course is based on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework and has an emphasis on play-based learning.


  • Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA)
  • Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)


  • 18 Months (Part-Time) at CINEC
  • 3 Months (Full Time) Industry Placement at Chisholm, Melbourne, Australia

Degree Pathway

  • Option 1 - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Option 2 - Bachelor of Education (Primary)


18 months

Course Level





Language & Literature , Education

Contact Details

+94 70 6 474536, +94 11 4 486400


Millennium Drive , IT Park , Malabe

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