Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification will take you to the next level of your early childhood career. You will develop a variety of skills and understanding, including:

  • Leading an effective work team with confidence
  • Supporting children’s well-being, creativity, learning and development
  • Designing and implementing childcare curriculum
  • Maintaining compliance and professional practice
  • Working with families to provide education and care for children.

Many of the learning activities and tasks will encourage learners to reflect on their current work and practices and benefit by the employer by applying these new skills immediately in your organisation.

Course Duration and Delivery

The 12 month program is delivered in shorter, more manageable terms of learning. This allows participants to focus on specific sections of the program at one time. These terms also provide the perfect ‘check point’ over the duration of the program to monitor and support participant progress. Each term, the participant enjoys an innovative 360 degree learning experience.

After a program orientation session, participants engage in group workshops and tutorials, workplace training activities, have access to on-demand support as required and concludes with a face to face workplace visit by the trainer to recap the term of learning and observe the participant’s progress.


The pre-requisite for this program is either a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Why do this Traineeship with AETS?

A traineeship with AETS isn’t just a qualification – it’s a way to jump into your new career and earn as you learn.

From day one, you will be in the workplace, gaining essential industry experience and putting knowledge into practice. Our easy to follow learning experiences support your workplace learning, allowing you to develop your career in a supported environment.

We know that balancing work and study can be challenging. That’s why your AETS traineeship is led by your trainer, designed into easy-to-follow short terms and supported by our entire team. AETS allows you to be the pilot in your new career, whilst we provide the support and guidance to manage your progress with you.

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