Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Melbourne Polytechnic

Program Description

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a rewarding way to consolidate your professional qualifications and skills.

Advance your children’s services career

With growing demand in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector, there is no better time to upgrade your qualifications.

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s highly regarded Diploma, you’ll be qualified as a child care room leader, responsible for program planning to further the development of children in your care. You'll also be qualified to work as a nanny in private homes.

You can also run three-year-old kinder programs in registered kindergartens or progress to university-level studies, including Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Early Years Studies or Bachelor of Education (Early Years).

Build on your existing experience and skills with quality teaching and facilities

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma will build your knowledge and skills with a comprehensive and properly supported pathway to higher studies in Early Childhood or expanded career options.

Enjoy learning in our new, state-of-the-art facility, with fully equipped practical rooms and a dedicated outdoor environment training space.

International Students Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher. English Language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in Speaking and Listening, or recognised equivalency. Specific: Applicants must provide a 300-500 word written statement outlining any experience in child care (voluntarily, informally, or as employment) and the reasons why they want to study this course. Experience with children preferred. Prior to commencing placement, students will need to obtain a satisfactory police check and Victorian Working with Children Check (to be completed in Australia upon arrival).

Tuition Fees

Much like choosing a course, every student’s circumstances are different when it comes time for tuition fees and we can guide you through the fee structure. Each course page will outline specific fees, or visit the International Student fees page for more information.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
18 months
Full time
12,000 AUD
Start date Feb. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2018
Duration 18 months
Price 12,000 AUD
AUD $12000 per year