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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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Program Overview

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: .

Industry Requirements

You must complete a pratical workplace placement to complete this course.  Before you commence the placement you are required to hold a valid working with children check and police check.  We recommend you apply for these checks prior to enrolement.  The following links connect you to the application process for a working with children check and a police check.  Please note that fees required are additional to the course fees.

Program Information Sessions

These information sessions are a great way for you to learn more about the course and get answers to any questions you may have.

Come along and meet the team who will be your teaching staff.  Check here for information on upcoming information session dates and venues.

Program Fees and Charges

Information on current course fees can be accessed here. 

VET FEE-HELP is available to assist with payment of fees


Program Contact

Narelle Delbridge
Administration Officer Early Childhood and Education Support

Phone: +61 (03) 9919 8234

    Program Quick Guide

    This course is delivered flexibly.  The majority of the theory for each unit is delivered via a range on on-line learning activities that must be completed prior to attending course workshops in which you will apply the theory learnt and practice your skills and technique.

    The course can be completed at your own pace.  If you wish to accelerate progress the minimum completion timeframe would be approximately 6 months, the average duration is 12 months, however you can take up to 18 months to complete the program.  Speed of completion will depend on your current level of experience and your ability to complete training and assessment activities in the workplace. 

    The course has rolling enrolments, meaning you can join the course at any time, this may effect the order of which unit is commenced first however the order will not change. 


      Program Structure

      To successfully complete the course you must complete a total of 28 units as follows:



      Develop cultural competence


      Ensure the health and safety of children


      Provide care for children


      Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


      Provide care for babies and toddlers


      Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


      Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


      Establish & maintain a safe & healthy environment for children


      Foster the holistic development & well being of the child in early childhood


      Nurture creativity in children


      Facilitate compliance in education and care


      Establish & implement plans for developing co-operative behaviour


      Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


      Promote children’s agency


      Analyse information to inform learning


      Design & implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning & development


      Embed sustainable practices in services operations


      Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children


      Promote Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety


      Work legally and ethically


      Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


      Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting


      Maintain work health & safety



      Reflect on and improve own professional practice


      Organise personal work priorities and development


      Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


      Mentor individuals or small groups


      Build and sustain an innovative work environment


      Pathway Opportunities

      Pathway opportunities at Victoria University following successful completion of this program may include: the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education & Care.

      More information on our pathways can be accessed here


      Workplace Health & Safety

      Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

      For more information click HERE.


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