Cricos Code 108599M


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care



Through your study time here at Queensland Academy of Technology, you will engage with our professional teachers, and learn about the development of the whole child. The holistic development covers intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children under six years old. This qualification will empower you with the knowledge and practical experience required to work with children, to support their learning, development, wellbeing, rights and safety. This course will build on your skills in curriculum planning care routines and understanding children’s cognitive development. As an educator you will be qualified to supervise staff and students and volunteers, implement programs for the children in an early years setting.

As an educator you will be qualified to supervise staff and students and volunteers, implement programs for the children in an early years setting.

Course Duration and Study Options


• IELTS 5.5 or equivalent* (No band below 5.0)
• Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent in the student’s home country)*
• Students who have not completed high school must have relevant work experience or a qualification that indicate a likely success of course completion.

*Alternatively, students are required to take a pre-test before enrolment.


Please contact us for tuition fee of this course.


Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback.

Credit transfer is available for students who have successfully completed units of competency through a nationally recognised provided. Evidence of transcript will be requested prior to commencing the course.


We have many payment options available depending on each individual student. Please Contact QAT to know what payment option suits you.

Why Study with QAT?


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 15 units of competency. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 280 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

**Prior to work placement you are required to apply for a blue card (working with children check).

BSBPEF502 - Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 - Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 - Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 - Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 - Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
CHCECE045 - Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 - Analyse information to inform children's learning
CHCECE048 - Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 - Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 - Work in partnership with children's families
CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Students can pursue further studies from our wide range of university pathways. Pathways include a Bachelor degree in:

• Education (Early Childhood)
• Human Service and Social Science. Students can have up to 8 units credit (1 year) transferred.

For more information on our university pathways, please see Pathways Programs.

Students may also choose to immediately commence their careers as an educator in an early childhood environment.


Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:

• Before and After School Care Coordinator
• Lead Educator
• Long Day Care Service Centre Manager
• Family Day Care Coordinator
• Centre Administrator

Any Questions?

For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us now and we'll get you started.


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