Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration (incl. holidays) 102 weeks
Teaching Duration80 weeks
Semester(s)
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
4
CRICOS Code083067E
National CodeCHC50113
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Course Units
Example Career ProfileChild Care EducatorChild Care Educator
PrintCourse page PDF

Locations

International Applications International Applications Help…

Campus Study Mode Approx.Contact Hours per Week Application
Regency ParkOn CampusJanuary, July  Apply Now

    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    Work Placement Duration:  480 hours

    Students will need to undertake 20 days work placement x 4 semesters (140 hours).

    Course Notes

    • Students may choose, particularly those who don't meet the academic entry criteria of Year 12 or equivalent, to complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care first. Upon successful completion of the Certificate III students can then continue with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Students will receive a semester of credit into the Diploma which is typically 4 semesters in length. The duration for the package of Certificate III and Diploma is 4 semesters at a total cost of $24,000.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

    Read more about:

    Enquire online or Apply Now

    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
    This course provides the skills needed by educators in a range of early childhood education and care settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. This involves learning how to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    Flinders UniversityBachelor of Education (Primary R to 7) and Bachelor of Arts13.5 points  Details
     Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling) and Bachelor of Arts9 points  Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Education (Early Childhood)36 points 12 months Details
     Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)18 points 6 months Details

    Fees

    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $6000-
    Semester 2AUD $6000-
    Semester 3AUD $6000-
    Semester 4AUD $6000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $24000-
    Total Course CostAUD $24000

    * Students will need to purchase a name badge $10.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

    Contact us

    TAFE South Australia International

    Level 1, 120 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000