About the course

About the course

If you'd like to become a qualified early childhood educator, our early childhood education and care course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge to successfully work in a range of early childhood settings.

In our early childhood education and care course you’ll study:

  • the principles and practices of early childhood pedagogy
  • child development
  • health and wellbeing
  • working in partnerships with families
  • legal and regulatory compliance
  • managing teams and care environments

You'll learn how to design and implement educational programs that support developmental outcomes for children from birth to twelve years of age. Enhance your skills and confidence in classes with experienced and supportive trainers, in practical children’s services simulation rooms and during extensive industry work placement. 

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Intake Dates & Course Length


January and July

Full time: 18 months delivered across three semesters.

Semester One: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Semester Two: Wednesday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Semester Three: Wednesday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of our early childhood education and care course you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a qualified Diploma Early childhood Educator in organsations that offer:

  • long day care
  • occasional care
  • family day care
  • preschool education
  • early intervention
  • out-of-hours school care
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Entry and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed Australian Year 12, or international equivalent with a pass. Relevant senior employment experience in industry will be considered.

A current Working with Children and Police Checks are required prior to commencement of work placement.

Complete questionnaire, vaccination/ immunisation record* - will be given to you on enrolment day to be signed by your GP .

*Students who accept an offer of a place must provide evidence of having commenced an immunisation course against Hepatitis B and must be fully immunised against Rubella and Tetanus. An immunisation against Hepatitis A is also advisable.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements


A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

Applying


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion can provide a pathway to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Box Hill Institute & Deakin) or the Bachelor of Primary Education (Deakin University)

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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Fees


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee$14,770.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$7.00
Retain Course Items***$140.00
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


You will complete 28 units 

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake between 240-590 hours of supervised work placement in a registered education and care service, for example, long day care service, preschool, kindergarten or an out-of-hours school care program.

Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

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