- Funding is available for local students ONLY under the Jobs and Skills WA program.
Be equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide care and meet social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children aged from 0 to 5. Learn to work with culturally diverse children and implement plans in accordance with Australian licensing, accreditation and regulation, and duty of care. Gain the competencies to supervise staff and volunteers.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Early Childhood Educator
- Day Care Centre Supervisor/Manager
- Preschool Supervisor/Manager
- Kindergarten Supervisor/Manager
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- Western Australia
Duration Study Load
For International Students
- Delivered over 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)
- Classes are rostered for 3 days per week plus a self-study component
- Includes Work-Based Training of 15 weeks at 20 hours per week (total of 300 hours)
For Local Students
- Delivered over 32 weeks (including no holidays) for students who have completed the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Includes Work-Based Training of 7 weeks at 38 hours per week (total of 266 hours)
Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week
Note: Full-time studies require students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
- Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
Upper-intermediate level of English OR IELTS Test Score of 5.5 OR other recognised English Language tests such as:
- TOEFL iBT Test Score of 65
- PTE Academic Test Score of 42
- Cambridge English: FCE
- OET D Grade
- TOEFL PBT Test Score of 513
- TOEIC 605
Course prerequisite requirements
- Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.
All Work-Based Training placements are organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students.
Students undertaking this course must be able to obtain the following, to complete the Work-Based Training component of this course*:
- Current Working with Children Check
- National Police Clearance^
- Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination*
Note: You must have at least two doses of a COVID-19 Vaccination AND a mandatory third dose when it is due (currently 3 months after 2nd dose).
*Fully vaccinated: You have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 Vaccination AND a mandatory third dose when it is due (currently 3 months after 2nd dose).
^Please note – To be employed in the Early Childhood Education industry, a National Police Clearance is not required. However, some Work-Based Training employers may require that you obtain one prior to commencing your Work-Based Training.
VET Student Loans
Stanley College offers this course under the VET Student Loans framework. Students must be aware that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.
To achieve the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you must complete 28 units.
About Stanley College
Stanley College is a comprehensive Teaching Institute of Higher Education with over 13 years of experience. We provide English language courses, vocational training, bachelor's degrees and professional year qualifications equivalent to TAFE and University degrees in Australia.
Our integrated approach to education and partnerships with Industry allow students to acquire the skills and knowledge they need for their chosen career by ensuring they are job-ready.
Eligible Australian Students pay nothing upfront with available Government Funding.
Stanley College offers:
- Flexible class schedules.
- Personalised learning and small class sizes with attention from experienced teachers.
- A curriculum relevant to today's workforce needs
- State-of-the-art facilities with our cafe, bar, restaurant, commercial cooking and creche areas.
- Quality student support services, including counselling & financial assistance.
Stanley College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #51973).