Early Childhood Education and Care


Studying early childhood education at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE provides you with skills that you can use in a broad range of settings, including home based or centre based situations, where children from infancy to twelve years are cared for by people other than their primary caregivers. 

You will learn how to provide expert education and care for babies and children, how to work within the relevant legal and ethical frameworks and all the communication and personal skills you will need to be confident in a busy and complex workplace. You will learn the skills and knowledge required to design and implement curriculum and care programs, in early childhood education and care services and be capable of supervising other staff and volunteers and oversee the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children.


Early childhood educator, family day educator, playgroup supervisor. 

Program details

Total Program Duration 2 years full-time
Total Program Tuition Fees in AUD $30,000
Order of Qualifications 1. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 (085878J) 104 weeks
University Pathway None
Upcoming Course Start Dates 24 January 2022


English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score OR successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.
Other Requirements Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies.
Strong literacy and numeracy skills are an advantage.
Course Progression A Working With Children Check must be obtained before starting work placement.

Other Information

Materials Students must purchase 2 blue shirts for placement and one text book.
Practical component Several full-time work placements are included in this course.

Note: All fees and details are subject to change at any time.


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