Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) CHC50908
The Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) is the second level of training in the children’s services stream and the prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services.
It is the natural next step for those who already hold a Certificate III in Children’s Services (the prerequisite qualification) to take a step into Diploma level responsibilities. With recognition of current competencies and prior learning, trained and experienced workers may well gain substantial credits towards the Diploma of Children’s Services.
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I have a Certificate III in Children's Services and I'm interested in gaining a Diploma of Children's Services (ECEC). What options do I have at One World?
There are two ways to gain this qualification - through completing a training program, or undertaking a recognition of prior learning. Once you know which of these options best apply to you, then you can access further information.
See below for a general outline of the program types available to you. For more detailed information, however, click on the links at the bottom of this page.
Higher Education and Skills Group funding
The Diploma of Children's Services (ECEC) is available as a government funded option either under a traineeship or non-traineeship scheme for new workers through the Victorian Training Guarantee.
The Victorian Training Guarantee is making training more accessible to people who do not have post-school qualifications or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold.
To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If you are also under 20 years old you will be eligible. If you are over 20 years of age you will be eligible if you are enrolling into a course that is higher than any qualification you already hold.
Self funded/Fee for Service - Training
This training can be delivered as a self funded training program to people who hold a Certificate III in Children's Services, and who currently work in the industry. Individuals who are not currently working in children's services will be required to undertake voluntary work in a service either on a weekly basis or as placement blocks to gain this qualification.
The Diploma of Children's Services (ECEC) can also be gained through a self funded assessment only process.
List of competencies
Express interest or phone our office on 1800 006 533 to speak to one of our training team.
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