Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care


The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care empowers students to plan, implement and manage early childhood services programs.  Students gain qualifications that enable them to supervise staff and volunteers. It is the highest qualification required at Director or Service Manager level for children’s service-based care in most Australian states.

Diploma graduates become eligible to apply for positions such as Authorised Supervisor, Children’s Services Coordinator, Centre Manager, Director, Childcare Worker, Group Leader, Team Coordinator, Children’s Advisor, Program Leader, Children’s Service Manager and Child Development Worker.

Students who undergo this course learn the theoretical and practical components required to advance their career in childcare and early childhood education. The Diploma in childcare in Sydney is made up of 28 units and can be taken at our campus in Granville, NSW, over 15 to 24 months, as a distance learning course over 15 to 24 months or as a traineeship over 18 to 24 months.

h&h Accredited Training offers weekday and weekend classes classroom study options. Smart & Skilled Funding is available for eligible students. The college offers easy weekly or fortnightly payment plans if you are not eligible for government funding. We will also recognise any prior learning and transfer credits from other studies, if eligible.

  • Providing care and ensuring the health and safety of children
  • Fostering the holistic development and wellbeing of children in early childhood
  • Designing and implementing the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • Working in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • Mandatory 240 hours work placement
  • Nurturing creativity in children

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“I did my Diploma in Childcare Education and Care with h&h. My teacher’s knowledge was vast and she explained in an easy way, with practical experience.”

Anju Dewangan

Former student, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
“The highly educated trainers helped me achieve my dreams. I can’t thank them enough for the support I received.”

Aarti Pandher

Former student, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

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